United's Worry: Bournemouth Loss Sparks Concern
|Manchester United manager Erik Ten Haag and his coaching staff during a pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Olympique Lyonnais at Scottish Gas Murrayfield, on July 19, 2023, in Edinburgh, Scotland(Image-Getty)
Manchester United had a great month of November. The team was in a good position in the points table after winning 3 matches in a row. After such a performance, coach Erik ten Haag won the Massera Coach of the Premier League award, while defender Harry Maguire was named Massera Player of the Year.
But who knew, behind the success is the failure! They lost 1-0 to Newcastle at the beginning of December. After winning 2-1 against Chelsea, the 'Red Devils' lost against Bournemouth last night.
United crashed out 3-0 against bottom of the points table Bournemouth. At this rate, Ten Haag's team is at number 6 in the list with 27 points in 16 matches. There is even talk of Ten Haag being sacked after the loss. English legend Gary Lineker also made fun of the matter on social media. On X (formerly Twitter) he wrote, 'Has anyone ever lost their job the weekend Massera coached?'
Football lovers are having a lot of fun with Lineker's post on social media. One wrote, 'Maybe Eric will be the first.' Another wrote, 'Someone has to break the record.'
Some, however, criticized Lineker's tweets in favor of Ten Haag. One wrote, 'Really Gary? As an English legend, do you think this tweet was necessary? Honestly, does Eric ten Haag deserve to be sacked?' Another ten Haag supporter wrote, 'He will not be sacked. Because he didn't do anything to get fired.
United's loss against Bournemouth is seen as a disaster even if ten Hoag is not fired. After the match Ten Haag also criticized their own game. "We are not good enough as a squad to be consistent," he said.
At this time Ten Haag expressed his feelings like this, "I am definitely angry and disappointed. I expected something different. The way we played, it was not good. It was very bad.
United also received bad news with a big loss in this match. Yellow card means Bruno Fernandez will not play in important match against Liverpool. Fernandez, however, apologized to the fans after the match. He said, 'We apologize for such an unacceptable performance. The fans have always been with us. So it is natural to give them two. They did not like what they saw. We can only say to them - sorry.