Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has come out to back Andre Onana after his errors cost the team in their 3-3 draw at Galatasaray. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the fact of the matter is that the defending was not good enough, because the team should not be letting a 2-goal lead slip away due to avoidable mistakes.
Erik added that losing games from winning positions has been the story of MUFC in the UCL.
His words, “We are not defending good enough. We are leading 3-1 and you can’t afford the mistakes we’re making, because that makes the difference. We were winning and then we’re losing points. We should have taken three points. That is also the case in more games: at home against Galatasaray, away in Copenhagen, we played so good. I have to make a big compliment to the team but, at the same moment, I have to criticise the team and us: as a coaching staff and me, as a manager.”
“Andre is okay, it is not about individuals. Of course, individual errors in football can make a difference and you take responsibility for it but it is always about the team. I am responsible for this, but also know we are in a project.”
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