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Ten Hag admits Manchester United were second best in Newcastle defeat

Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag admits that his team deserved to lose against Newcastle on Saturday night.

Newcastle managed to beat Manchester United thanks to Anthony Gordon’s goal in the Premier League at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Manchester United is in seventh place in the table with 24 points after 14 matches. They have now lost six Premier League games this season.

After the match, Man United manager admitted that Eddie Howe’s team deserved to win all three points.

“Today we have to say the credit’s to Newcastle,” said Ten Hag.

“After the start, where we could have scored with Alejandro Garnacho, they were better than us.

“They were more proactive and we had to go behind to go back. We allowed them one goal and in the end we fought back. We had two good opportunities but we couldn’t take a point from there.

“I will talk with my team about the reasons but we have to do better and, as I said, I am sure they will pick this up, I am sure they are resilient and they have the character to do this.”

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford had another disappointing performance against Newcastle and was substituted after 61 minutes.

Rashford has only managed to score two goals this season, but Ten Hag insisted that the club will support him until he returns to his best form.

I know this issue is coming up and Marcus is investing a lot, we support him and he will return to his form,” said Ten Hag.

“He works hard and he’s investing a lot. He will get back, he will recover and he gets all our support.”

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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