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ten Hag furious about ‘poor decisions’ made by Man United in the embarrassing Palace loss

Manchester United experienced a 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday, and according to Erik ten Hag, they were “not good enough.”

Palace secured an unexpected win in the Premier League match when Joachim Andersen was located at the back post to connect with a free kick and score past Andre Onana after 25 minutes. United attempted to equalize but managed only four shots on target out of 19 attempts, resulting in their fourth league defeat this season.

United’s loss places them in 10th position in the table, trailing leaders Manchester City by nine points, even though City suffered a 2-1 defeat against Wolves. Ten Hag expressed his disappointment with his team’s performance, particularly as this marks United’s poorest start to a Premier League season in 34 years.

“It’s actually quite simple,” he said. “We concede only three chances over the course of the whole game, three from set-plays.

“Their goal, first of all, the free-kick. You have to be more controlled, it’s not necessary to make a foul there. Then the ball is coming into the box and it’s not good defending.

“And we had poor decisions in the final third. We came so often in good positions, behind or in front of their backline, we had three players there in that moment. We didn’t have an impact to get to their goal and so whatever, the extra pass, final pass or a shot.

“The quality was just not good enough in that part of the game. In the final part of the game, we didn’t play our best game.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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