Under-fire Erik ten Hag is assured he retains the backing of Manchester United’s gamers after the membership was angered by reviews he had misplaced a few of the dressing room.
The Dutchman’s difficult second marketing campaign in cost continued on Saturday when his group fell to a meek 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.
A tenth defeat of the season in all competitions led to some reviews that Ten Hag had misplaced the arrogance of as much as half of his gamers, with references to issues over his type, ways and signings.
As a consequence, the membership banned 4 media shops shortly earlier than Tuesday’s press convention to preview the midweek Premier League conflict in opposition to Chelsea.
United mentioned the motion was taken for not “contacting us first to give us the opportunity to comment, challenge or contextualise”, including it believed it was “an important principle to defend”.
Asked if he believed he nonetheless had the requisite buy-in from his gamers to achieve success, Ten Hag mentioned: “Oh yes, I’m sure. But you can see, for instance, the comeback against Brentford, the Burnley game, the Fulham game, so every time the team is there, showed great character.
“Great determination, resilient, so yeah, we are together. And you can see you can’t play such great football what we did lately if there is no unity.”
Ten Hag downplayed Newcastle as “one bad performance” after the 3-0 league win at Everton and the 3-3 Champions League draw at Galatasaray, and addressed the bans handed out to journalists.
“They should come to us first and not go around our back printing articles,” the United supervisor mentioned. “That’s not the right thing.
“I think we have another relationship, and then they should give that to us beforehand. We have a normal and professional discussion and debate about it.”
Pushed on whether or not he was involved there was fact behind reviews of participant unhappiness, the United supervisor mentioned: “No.
“Of course there are always in every team players who are playing less, who are less happy…. you have to wait for their chance and that can come, but, no, there are no issues.”
There had been no questions within the press convention about Wednesday’s match in opposition to Chelsea, which is managed by Mauricio Pochettino — the person thought of Ten Hag’s important rival for the Old Trafford submit in 2022.
The former Ajax boss rapidly oversaw enhancements on and off the pitch at United, however this season there was criticism in regards to the supervisor’s method.
“I listen always to my players,” the Dutchman mentioned. “And I give them always the opportunities to tell (me). If the players have a different opinion, of course I will listen.
“But they haven’t told me, or maybe one or two (have), but it’s about in general, so the majority, they want to play like this — proactive, dynamic, brave. That is what they want.
“You can see the players are behind it because of the performances against Everton, Galatasaray, and we are really improving.”