Erik ten Hag accused Manchester United of a scarcity of focus Saturday after they drew 2-2 with Aston Villa in Perth and branded their capitulation from two objectives up “unacceptable.”
United went 2-Zero up on the Optus Stadium due to Jadon Sancho and a Matty Money personal aim. However Villa fought again within the second half, first by way of Leon Bailey after which a Calum Chambers header with the final motion of the sport.
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Ten Hag stated afterwards he was happy with the first-half efficiency on a troublesome pitch in heavy rain in western Australia however delivered a brutal evaluation of the second 45 minutes.
“We had quite a lot of motion behind the defending line, scored two nice objectives so we had been 2-Zero up at halftime after which our focus dropped,” ten Hag stated.
“It may be that the blokes are drained however that is not an excuse. They must carry out and it’s what we did not do within the second half. Within the first half we had been actually good.”
The pitch was used 24 hours earlier by Leeds United and Crystal Palace and the sport was solely allowed to go forward after a pitch inspection.
The heavy situations didn’t assist the move of the sport, however ten Hag refused to search for an excuse afterwards and once more blamed his gamers for not making it 4 wins from 4 on the tour of Thailand and Australia.
“It was the main focus,” he stated.
“I do not need to make excuses concerning the pitch or climate. It doesn’t matter what we now have to carry out.
“Soccer is a sport of errors and we now have to lower the errors. That is clear however I’ve seen quite a lot of progress in these two weeks.
“Within the first half I noticed actually good soccer, actually controlling and dominating the sport however we now have to study from what occurred within the second half. It isn’t doable that you simply go 2-Zero after which throw it away.
“That is what I simply stated within the dressing room, a drop of focus is unacceptable however to the season I am completely satisfied as a result of now I can inform them it can not occur.
“We now have to get out of the dressing room and again in your plan and your focus and again to your efficiency and that’s what we did not do.”
Goalkeeper David De Gea might need carried out higher with Chambers’ aim, scored after a Villa nook from the fitting, however ten Hag refused in charge his goalkeeper.
“I’ve to see it again,” he stated.