Anfield Defeat: Ten Hag Furious At Manchester United Players

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag described his players’ performance as unprofessional after they were hammered 7-0 by Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

The Red Devils conceded six second-half goals to succumb to their worst-ever defeat at the hands of their long-time rivals.

Liverpool led through Cody Gakpo’s effort just before the interval but the hosts ran riot after the Red Devils crumbled in a dismal second-half display.

Gakpo, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez all grabbed braces with Roberto Firmino adding the seventh late on to complete.

In an interview after the game, Ten Hag told reporters: “I think we played a decent first half. One mistake in organisation just before half-time. 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]. 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.”