Good morning and welcome to our stay protection of right this moment’s lunch-time providing from our associates within the Premier League. That’s proper people, it’s the match-up between perennial underachievers and masters of mediocrity . . . together with hosts Fulham.
Low cost jibes apart, Manchester United head to Craven Cottage in determined want of a outcome following last weekend’s derby debacle, and the midweek loss to Newcastle United at house within the League Cup. Unsurprisingly, noises have been made about the way forward for supervisor Erik ten Hag who, for the primary time since he arrived at Outdated Trafford, is facing serious scrutiny.
Forward of right this moment’s sport, Ten Hag accepted there needs to be questions of his tenure after their newest defeat. However he believes he has characters in his squad to begin successful constantly. “I don’t wish to discover excuses if we aren’t successful. Now we have to be extra pragmatic however nonetheless we have now to win. That’s the demand and I can’t stroll away from that,” he mentioned.
“The gamers are constructive. They wish to put this proper. We all know the requirements right here and we have now to match the requirements every single day. And we had two massive setbacks however we’ll struggle again. This dressing room is powerful, the employees is powerful and the supervisor is powerful to place it proper.”
Ten Hag has not been helped by a collection of accidents to key first-team gamers. Brazil worldwide midfielder Casemiro will miss a number of weeks with a hamstring damage suffered within the defeat to Newcastle, which is the most recent blow. Raphaël Varane has returned following a bout of sickness however Lisandro Martínez and Luke Shaw are nonetheless lacking from Ten Hag’s backline.
“The intention is obvious however positively it’s the case that the execution isn’t there however in the mean time we have now so many modifications each sport, we are able to’t line up the identical two or three video games in a row and we have now to swap. Final season was the identical with one participant however now we frequently miss gamers within the again 4 and each time we have now to regulate and that doesn’t assist,” mentioned Ten Hag.
As reported by Telegraph Sport earlier this week, some gamers have questioned the strategies of Ten Hag through the droop, significantly the remedy of gamers such Jadon Sancho who is just not coaching with the primary workforce. Ten Hag, nevertheless, believes there’s workforce spirit to vary outcomes.
“I’ve squad and I’m satisfied of the gamers on this dressing room,” he mentioned. “Now we have seen final yr they’ll do quite a bit higher however that’s as much as me to allow them to play higher, I’ve the accountability to allow them to play higher and I’ll put each effort in to get this carried out. I’m not excited about switch home windows as a result of I’ve squad. Now we have constructed squad. I’ve good gamers. When the gamers are coming back from accidents we’ll play higher positively.”