Manchester United were hammered 3-0 by Newcastle United in a 4th round League Cup tie on Wednesday evening.
The defeat comes on the back of some horrendous league form and has seen Erik ten Hag’s odds as the next Premier League manager to be sacked slashed to 2/1 with Betfair.
Manchester United match unwanted records
After losing to Newcastle, it has been revealed that Manchester United have matched two rather unwanted records:
- Manchester United have lost consecutive home games by 3+ goals for the first time since October 1962, while this was Newcastle’s biggest away win against the Red Devils since September 1930.
- Manchester United have lost 8+ of their first 15 games in a season for the first time since 1962-63 (9), while they’ve lost five of their first 10 at home for the first time since 1930-31.
Speaking out on the Newcastle loss and Man United’s start to the season, Ten Hag had this to say:
“I’m a fighter,” Ten Hag stated, “and I know it’s not always going up and we have a lot of setbacks this season so far, but you also have to deal with it and it’s never an excuse.
“I have said before, when there are setbacks, the routines, the way of play are not similar, not the same, but even then you have to get the results in.
“Obviously, Sunday and tonight was far from that. We have to do things right, at a certain level, a minimum level to win games.
“I understand [the scrutiny]. When the results are not there then there is a logical process questioning that. I am confident I can do it. I have done it at all my clubs and also last year, I did it here as well.
“But at this moment, we are also in a bad place. I take responsibility for it. I see it as a challenge, I’m a fighter, I am in the fight and I have to make sure I share the responsibility with the players that we stick together, fight together and get better results in.”