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‘You’ll never win trophies’ Fuming Ten Hag blasts Man Utd mentality after Arsenal defeat

‘You’ll never win trophies’ Fuming Ten Hag blasts Man Utd mentality after Arsenal defeat

Erik ten Hag has alleged that his Manchester United players lack the mentality required to win trophies.

The furious coach blasted his team in the locker room after they conceded in the 90th minute, resulting in a 3-2 loss to Arsenal.

Ten Hag said: “I am annoyed and I told the players if you want to win titles and medals, you have to change the mentality.

“You are in a top game and you are making such big mistakes.

“We started the game very well, scored, are leading and then make so many mistakes that are actually unacceptable.

“You have to feel the game, realise that the maximum we would take from it at that moment was a point and then take that point.

“You cannot give such a goal away as we did or you can’t win trophies.

“We’ve already seen how the mentality of the players has changed over the last couple of months. But we have noticed that we still have a way to go to get to the top level.

“They have to realise a game is only finished when the ref blows.”

By substituting midfielder Fred for winger Antony in the 71st minute, Ten Hag appeared content with a draw.

The Dutchman said: “I think it was the best set-up to win this game.

“We pressed well. We expected pressing from Arsenal in a slightly different way and we could have read the game better a bit earlier.”

United must now concentrate on Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest, followed by Saturday’s FA Cup match against Reading.

Ten Hag added: “The players have to be ready for a big week.”

Defender Luke Shaw acknowledged that United had only themselves to blame.

He said: “In the second half, maybe we deserved that.

“We were a bit passive and we let them control the game. To concede right at the end is gutting.

“We know they’re an extremely good side and we were fighting all the way until that last second.

“In games like this you need to be concentrating for the whole game.

“We are all gutted in the changing room to concede so late on and it is a reality check.”

‘You’ll never win trophies’ Fuming Ten Hag blasts Man Utd mentality after Arsenal defeat

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