Ten Hag reveals the stupid thing Man United players did against Aston Villa because of Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag revealed the stupid thing Manchester United players did in the 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa because of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ten Hag was angry at how Manchester United players laboured in their attempts to get Cristiano Ronaldo into the game via crosses.

“I think it was stupid to do that [often look for Ronaldo in the air],” Ten Hag said. “We delivered too many quick crosses in from too far away. There was too much forcing and we didn’t have to.

“We have to find the crosses in the right moments. The right moment was when Christian Eriksen did so in the first half, and the moment was when he found Cristiano in the pocket at the far post.

“That was the right moment.”