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Erik ten Hag breaks his silence as Man Utd suffer damning 3-0 Premier League defeat to Bournemouth

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Erik ten Hag breaks his silence as Man Utd suffer damning 3-0 Premier League defeat to Bournemouth

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag admits he is 'disappointed' with the performance levels shown by his players, after the Red Devils were beaten 3-0 by Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Goals from Dominic Solanke, Philip Billing and Marcos Sensei were enough to secure all three points for the Cherries, as United fell to a seventh league defeat of the season.

Hampered by injuries somewhat, Ten Hag's side were seemingly not at the races from minute one and were punished twice aerial in the second period.

Fans could also be heard audibly jeering forward Anthony Martial following his departure just before the hour mark, with Rasmus Hojlund then introduced.

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But the Dane could not help his sides fortunes at the Theatre of Dreams, as Andoni Iraola's men were professional in both attack and defence across their 90 minute showing.

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United now face the prospect of being dumped out of the UEFA Champions League later this week, with Bayern Munich the next team to arrive at Old Trafford.

Qualification is already out of their hands after their 3-3 draw with Galatasaray last time out. Ten Hag's side twice surrendered in Istanbul and now must hope other results go their way.

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Erik ten Hag during Newcastle United vs. Manchester United. Image: Getty
Erik ten Hag during Newcastle United vs. Manchester United. Image: Getty

Speaking in his post-match press conference at Old Trafford, Ten Hag admitted he was ashamed with the way some of his players performed overall.

"I am annoyed and disappointed,'' he began. "I expect something different. I hoped before the game to build on the performance and result from Chelsea. We put a lot of effort in return in the game but the movement in the box was not there.

"You have to be at your best in every game, starting with focus. When you start like we did, you get killed. They are good opponents but we have to do better.

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''You need consistency, we can play a very good game against many opponents, we are able to do it but you have to do it every third day.

“Get it right and the demands are of a certain standard. We have to go to higher standards to deliver it every third day.''

Featured Image Credit: MUTV

Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Bournemouth, Premier League

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