Erik ten Hag: Manchester United manager says he didn’t see “fighting spirit” against Brentford before the Liverpool match | Football news

Erik ten Hag says Manchester United did not show “will to fight from minute one” in last weekend’s defeat to Brentford – as the focus turns to Monday night football clash with Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.

United were soundly beaten 4-0 by the Bees, leaving them bottom of the Premier League table.

Ten Hag continued his criticism of his players and that performance in his press conference on Friday.

“I definitely wasn’t happy,” he said.

“The fundamentals have to be good and it has to start with the right attitude.

“You need fighting spirit on the pitch and I didn’t see that from minute one.

“The players didn’t play well, a lot went wrong. You don’t need to talk about anything [tactical] when the attitude is not right.”

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Ten Hag added that he is aware of United’s intense rivalry with Liverpool and instructed his team to “act as a team” to gain confidence after a poor start to the season.

“I know the rivalry,” he said. “We are the rivals. We have to win every game, but especially this game. It starts with yourself.

“Acting as a team, follow the results and the principles and from there you gain confidence.”

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