Manchester United football club manager, Erik Ten Hag has tagged his players “unprofessional” following their 7-0 loss to Liverpool football club on Sunday, March 5 2023.
United manager Ten Hag said the defeat delivered a reality check for the club just a week after ending a six-year trophy drought by winning the Carabao Cup.
“Second-half it was just not us, It was not our standards. We didn’t play as a team. It was unprofessional. Yes [I am angry]. Definitely.
“I am surprised because I have seen the last weeks and months this team is resilient and has a winning attitude.
“Second-half we didn’t have a winning attitude at all. We didn’t stick to the plan and we didn’t do our jobs. We didn’t track back and it was really unprofessional.
“We have seen in the past we can bounce back. After Brentford, after Manchester City. This is definitely a strong setback and is unacceptable. I’m really disappointed and angry about it. It is a reality check. We have to take this strong,” Ten Hag said.
Two goals each from Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo and Mohamed Salah, who became Liverpool’s all-time top Premier League scorer, and one from Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool their biggest win against United and equaled the visitors’ all-time worst defeat of 7-0 against Blackburn Rovers in 1926, Aston Villa in 1930 and Wolves in 1931.