Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag makes ‘contract requirement’ to the Glazers after Man City defeat | Football | Sport

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly sent a demand to the Glazers, telling them not to hand out new contracts until he has decided which players to justify. The Red Devils were ashamed of rivals Manchester City on Sunday afternoon when they were defeated 6-3 in the Premier League.

United were second best in the meeting at the Etihad, as Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both took a cue in the opening 45 minutes to lead the hosts 4-0 at halftime. Antony got one back for the Red Devils in the early stages of the second half, before Haaland and Foden both completed their hat-tricks. And despite a late double from substitute Anthony Martial, the day belonged to the Sky Blues.

United had built up a fortune in recent weeks after successive losses to Brighton and Brentford at the start of the season and traveled to the Etihad Stadium after four consecutive league wins. But Ten Hag will now be scratching his head at how his team could have been so wrong against the Premier League champions.

According to The Telegraph, the Dutchman will hold back any new contracts until he has decided which players deserve a part in his long-term plans. While the result at City did not raise Ten Hag’s question, it would hardly have helped players fighting for their United future.

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“As a team and as individuals we will criticize each other and then we will learn the lessons and we have to do better, start the next game. I think it is good that a team like City gives you the status where you are at the moment. Obviously we did well against top teams like Liverpool and Arsenal, when we were disciplined and we followed the rules and principles, we believed to play and we were at the forefront in defence.

‚ÄúThen you can bring a good performance and that can yield a result. If you don’t, if you’re not up front, if you’re not brave to play, you’ll get a result like today.”

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