Erik ten Hag accused a number of his players of failing to present a hundred% and refused to apply tiredness as an excuse after Manchester United squandered a commanding position all through their 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur final night time.
United had threatened to increase the strain on the Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, for the duration of a one-sided first half on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and regarded on path to assert a crucial win inside the race for the top 4 after taking a 2-0 lead via dreams from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.Levy, who had replied to remaining Sunday’s humiliation towards Newcastle by using handing Cristian Stellini’s caretaker obligations over to Ryan Mason, cannot have envisaged a comeback materialising as he listened to the home fanatics calling for him to renounce.Implausibly Spurs silenced the dissent all through the second one half of, earning a factor via desires from Pedro Porro and Son Heung-min. United tired badly and the concept occurred that they had paid for desiring extra-time and consequences to win their FA Cup semi-very last towards Brighton final Sunday. Ten Hag, even though, changed into reluctant guilty fatigue for his side’s disintegrate.
“We have the worst agenda in the Premier League and a good way to now not trade,” United’s manager said. “But we have to take that. It can’t be an excuse. The time is sufficient to get better. Our gamers are in call for to be geared up. Today we are not geared up. Some idea ninety% is sufficient. But we lose attention. That’s why we give desires away. We did no longer do our jobs in positioning. You lose manipulate of the sport. You have to convey it every time.
“I recognise they may be now not robots and it’s far a difficult time table. But when you are playing for Man United and playing away, you have to deliver [everything] on every occasion and in each recreation, as a team you have to control the sport. You need to prepare as a player which you are equipped for a game, for a battle, for a fight.”United continue to be six factors above Spurs, who are 5th, and feature two games in hand on Mason’s aspect. However Mason was pleased together with his facet’s spirit. “I’ve heard lots about a lack of character but I recognize I have were given guys in there that once they pull collectively as a team are very strong,” he stated.
“That is my activity – to get internal them and encourage them so whenever we go onto the soccer pitch we act as a team.”