EPL: Ten Hag Bemoans Man United's Defensive Frailties

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Manchester United coach, Erik ten Hag admits he does not know why his team have defended so poorly throughout their dismal start to the season.

Ten Hag's side have conceded 14 goals in their last five games in all competitions after slipping to a 4-3 defeat at Bayern Munich in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

The Bayern collapse came after Brighton won 3-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League to pile pressure on United boss Ten Hag.

The Dutch coach conceded he is still trying to get to the root of the problem.

"We have shown that we can do it because last year we had the most clean sheets in the Premier League because of the team, because we defended very good as a team, so we have to get back to that standard."

"Of course, I am pushing the team and demanding from the team, and from the start of the season, but they are human beings, not robots, so, why they are not doing it, I try to find out and I try to give the solutions and try to motivate the players to do the job. When you are in a period like we are in always as a manager you are asking yourself these questions. My job is to get them to do the job," he added.