‘Senior’ Manchester United players blaming Erik ten Hag for disappointing Premier League start

Manchester United have had a pretty slow start to the Premier League season, losing five of their 12 matches so far compared to losing just nine of their 38 across the entirety of last term.

Said form has been Erik ten Hag’s odds slashed to 2/1 with Betfair to be the next Premier League manager sacked.

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Ten Hag blamed for poor Manchester United start

Several senior Manchester United players believe Erik ten Hag’s intense pre-season training schedule is a major reason for the team’s poor start.

There is a feeling among some members of the first-team squad that United’s injury problems have been caused by an intense pre-season training regime.

The Red Devils played eight friendlies and took a 12-day trip to the United States over the summer that left players feeling ‘overworked’. And senior stars have complained about ‘feeling as tired’ at the start of the season as they did at the end of the last campaign.

Manchester United are back in action on Sunday vs Everton but will be without Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, Rasmus Hojlund, Casemiro and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, while Luke Shaw and Andre Onana are doubts.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.