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Eric ten Hag says Manchester United did not show ‘fighting spirit from the start’ against Brentford last weekend. monday night football Clash with Liverpool and Survive sky sports.

United finished bottom of the Premier League after a 4-0 defeat to the Bees.

Ten Hag continued his criticism of the players and their performances at Friday’s press conference.

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“I was definitely not happy,” he said.

“The basics have to be good, and it has to start with the right attitude.

“On the pitch you need a fighting spirit, but I didn’t see it from the beginning.

“The players didn’t play well. A lot of things went wrong. Nothing to say.” [tactical] When your attitude is wrong. “

Manchester United players frustrated by dismal first half performance at Brentford
Manchester United were overwhelmed by Brentford in the first half last weekend

Ten Hag added he is aware of United’s bitter rivalry with Liverpool, and has instructed the team to ‘act as a team’ to gain confidence after a poor start to the season.

“I know the rivalry,” he said. “We are rivals. We have to win every game, but especially this one. It starts with ourselves.”

“Work as a team, follow results and principles, and gain confidence from it.”

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Ten Hag: Glazers want to win

United are looking to kickstart an ailing campaign at a time of intense pressure on the club’s owners, the Glazer family.

Protests are planned against the owners before and during Monday’s clash with rivals Liverpool, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe publicly declaring his interest in buying the club.

Asked about the protests against the Glazer family, Ten Hag said: “I can only say that the owners want to win and they want the fans behind the club.

“Sometimes it’s understandable, but you’re not in the club for long, so you can see all the background. But we have to fight together, so we have to unite and fight together.

‘Ronaldo remains in our plans’

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With Anthony Martial’s recent injury, will the Frenchman or Cristiano Ronaldo start Monday’s game against Liverpool?

Anthony Martial has returned to pre-match training but his availability is unclear after injury, raising the possibility that Cristiano Ronaldo will start again.

Despite constant speculation about the future of the on-the-run star, Ten Hag is still looking forward to his season at age 37.

“I don’t know why he’s been particularly focused after Saturday,” he said.

It was the performance of the team and the attitude of the whole team, including Ronaldo.”

Asked if he could guarantee Ronaldo would stay at United on September 2, Ten Hag added: “He’s in our plans, so that’s all I can say.”

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