Manchester United didn’t deserve to beat Real Sociedad, Ten Hag receives warning

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Erik ten Hag has been told his Manchester United team didn’t deserve to beat Real Sociedad 1-0 on Thursday.

The Red Devils need to win the game by more than two goals in order to top the group, but they could not add to Alejandro Garnacho’s first-half strike, leaving the Red second in their group.

Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton told BT Sport: “With what was at stake with this game I think it was a surprise, more than that when they took the lead in the second half it was not like they peppered the goal.

“I’m a bit baffled by Ten Hag saying “you don’t always get what you deserve”, I don’t think they deserved to win the game by more than one, I actually don’t think they deserved to win the game. It was a pretty even game.

“With what was at stake they have to play they with greater with desperation towards the end.”

Sutton added: “It was never going to be easy for Ten Hag, but they put themselves under unnecessary pressure.

“They should have been ruthless with this group, at the start of the campaign you would have thought that United would finish top and they are now second and have a problem.”