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Ten Hag branded "arrogant" after Arsenal loss, with one Man Utd player compared to an "Austrian sausage"

Rory O'Callaghan

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Ten Hag branded "arrogant" after Arsenal loss, with one Man Utd player compared to an "Austrian sausage"

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been branded "arrogant" by Piers Morgan following their dramatic defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

United were beaten 3-2 at the Emirates, with Eddie Nketiah's late strike securing a vital three points for the home side in the race for the Premier League title.

Arsenal are now five points clear of defending champions Manchester City at the top of the table, while United trail the Gunners by 11 points.

It was the second disappointing result in a week for Ten Hag's side, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park just days earlier.

Morgan: Ten Hag is 'arrogant'

Arsenal fan and wind-up merchant Piers Morgan wasted no time in mocking Ten Hag and United after the match.

Morgan, whose explosive interview with Cristiano Ronaldo ensured his departure from United, criticised Ten Hag for "disrespecting" the five-time Ballon d'Or winner during their time together at Old Trafford.

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He also mocked Wout Weghorst, who was signed on loan by United as a short-term replacement for Ronaldo.

"Congrats @ManUtd - that's what happens when you hire an arrogant coach who disrespects the [goat] @Cristiano so badly he leaves - and then replaces him with someone I've never heard of who sounds like an Austrian sausage. #Weghorst," tweeted Morgan.

Ten Hag 'annoyed' by Arsenal defeat

Ten Hag has admitted he was "annoyed" by the manner of the defeat to United but said his team needed to "change" if they are to win major silverware.

"We already have seen how the mentality from the players has changed over the last couple of months," he said.

"But we also have to notice [that] today [against Arsenal] that we still have a way to go and to be on top level.

"[I] realise we are in a good position, realise we are in a good development and good process, but in this moment, I am annoyed."

He added: "I also told the players: 'If you want to win trophies, titles – we have to change our mentality'," he said.

"It is not possible that you are in a top game, making three such big mistakes, where you concede goals and especially the last goal. You have to feel the game.

"You can't give such a goal away like we did and on [the] top level then you can't win trophies.

"[We have to be] 100 per cent focused, do the sacrificing, do the suffering, follow the rules and the principles."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Arsenal, Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo, Erik Ten Hag, Wout Weghorst, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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