Mon. May 27th, 2024

Paul Merson fears Erik ten Hag has misplaced the Manchester United dressing room after Newcastle dumped his aspect out of the Carabao Cup at Outdated Trafford.

The fourth-round rematch between final season’s finalists noticed Newcastle strike twice within the first half by way of Miguel Almiron and Lewis Corridor.

Joe Willock then added a 3rd simply previous the hour mark as Erik ten Hag’s aspect slumped to an eighth defeat in all competitions this season, and second 3-0 reverse at residence in 4 days following Sunday’s loss to Manchester Metropolis.

When requested to sum up Man Utd’s efficiency, Merson informed Sky Sports activities: “It was surprising. It was poor. They had been out of concepts once more. It is always now been mentioned over numerous years with Man Utd. You do not see an id and you do not see what they’re making an attempt to do.

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Highlights from the Carabao Cup fourth spherical match between Manchester United and Newcastle

“Whenever you watch different groups, you may see what they’re making an attempt to do however they bought dominated in midfield by Joe Willock, Sean Longstaff and Joelinton.

“Newcastle made eight modifications and United have been overwhelmed 3-0. I personally assume the supervisor has misplaced the gamers. There’s methods of dropping soccer matches, and everybody loses matches, however they had been utterly overwhelmed tonight after going 1-0 down as they had been final week [against Manchester City].

“It was simply too straightforward for Newcastle. Tonight, they need to’ve been rabbits in headlights going to Outdated Trafford however they only went out and performed.

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“The face I see each week is Ten Hag chewing gum, stone-faced. It is all I see and one thing has bought to be performed.

“It is now a giant recreation on Saturday away to Fulham. I do not see how a lot additional this goes on. I do know I learn within the papers it may price £15m. I do know they could say that is rather a lot however they’ve simply let £80m go to waste in not enjoying Jadon Sancho.

“They chased this child for I do not know the way lengthy, he says one factor, and now he is utterly out. He’ll most likely exit on mortgage in January and so they’ll be paying half his wages.”

“This must get sorted and personally I believe it is poisonous. I do not take any discover of it being poisonous behind the scenes. I’m extra anxious on the pitch which is the place it counts. They’re everywhere and if not for a last-minute penalty they might have drawn at residence to Copenhagen. Come on, get critical.

“For me, he’s below critical strain and they have to have a gathering and see what they do. He has misplaced the gamers, you do not begin getting beat the best way they’re getting beat.

“All people loses soccer matches however there are methods of dropping and tonight, like final week, they had been simply utterly overwhelmed. It’s not good in any respect. Every part was too straightforward for Newcastle.”

Ten Hag: We now have to boost our requirements

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Erik ten Hag accepted accountability for Manchester United’s poor efficiency in opposition to Newcastle within the Carabao Cup fourth spherical however expects the crew to stay collectively and make the required enhancements

Ten Hag topped a promising first season within the sizzling seat by ending the membership’s six-year anticipate silverware.

However issues have gone awry since then and strain will intensify on the Dutchman and his crew after Newcastle inflicted Man Utd’s eighth defeat in 15 matches to progress to the quarter-finals.

The fallout to this tie is certain to be dominated by Ten Hag’s United after seeing Sunday’s derby humbling in opposition to Manchester Metropolis compounded, however this was Newcastle’s evening.

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Ten Hag informed Sky Sports activities: “We all know this isn’t adequate. We now have to take accountability for it, I’ve to take accountability for it. We do not give the efficiency, so I really feel sorry for the followers. It’s beneath our requirements and we’ve to place it proper.

“We now have to get better from it however we’ve to shortly get better – Saturday is the subsequent recreation (in opposition to Fulham), and we’ve to boost our requirements. This isn’t adequate.”

Requested if he felt United had the appropriate characters to satisfy the requirements on the membership, Ten Hag mentioned: “We now have, I am assured of that.

“Gamers will arise, they’re sticking collectively – you’ve got seen, they’ve tried. However we all know this isn’t adequate, and as I mentioned, I am chargeable for this, and we’ve to do that collectively.”

Ten Hag mentioned the “solely manner” for United to get by way of their present predicament was to “stick collectively”.

“You must be disciplined and you must do it with togetherness, everybody has to take accountability, be accountable and co-operate. That is the important thing phrase,” he added.

Neville: Below-9s soccer has returned

Mason Mount reacts to the 3-0 Carabao Cup defeat

At full-time from the gantry at Outdated Trafford, Sky Sports activities’ Gary Neville mentioned: “Nicely performed to Newcastle. They made modifications and took an opportunity however they totally deserved this tonight.

“However for Man Utd, I am not fairly positive how Ten Hag lifts them for the weekend as a result of the Manchester derby on Sunday was dangerous and tonight has simply cemented what we have seen in the previous few days.

“Missing in concepts and Ten Hag’s bought some actual pondering to do.”

As Newcastle turned their early dominance into a bonus, Neville mentioned: “You’ll be able to’t say it hasn’t been coming. Man United have misplaced their self-discipline within the final 10 minutes, they’ve regarded anxious and the group have been quiet.

“Garnacho will get muscled off it. Livramento goes round Mount like he isn’t there. Dalot is sleeping, Almiron will not be. Can he end, by goodness he can.”

As issues went from dangerous to worse with Corridor’s well-taken strike, Neville added: “It’s a stunning strike by Lewis Corridor however take a look at these 5 Man United gamers once they give it away, they’re simply sleeping, complaining to the referee, whinging.

“Whereas they’re whinging, Newcastle are successful. Dalot will get again to Willock, however it comes again throughout. Maguire cannot get sufficient distance on the header and that could be a fantastic strike. Such a managed, easy volley.

“As quickly because the free-kick was given away, the 5 of them turning round to have a go on the referee whereas Newcastle had been enjoying, it was like schoolboy stuff, below nines.”

Howe: Our mentality was good

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Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe says togetherness and unity are what helped his aspect to a 3-0 victory over Manchester United within the Carabao Cup

The Magpies had solely gained considered one of their earlier 41 away matches in opposition to Man Utd in all competitions, and few will neglect their first Outdated Trafford triumph since December 2013.

Summer time signing Tino Livramento, so spectacular within the earlier spherical in opposition to Manchester Metropolis, adopted a storming run with an help for substitute Almiron’s opener.

Boyhood fan Corridor, one other latest acquisition, volleyed Eddie Howe’s Magpies additional forward earlier than half-time.

The hosts had been booed off on the break and improved once they returned, however Willock’s pushed effort settled the tie as Newcastle exacted some revenge for Wembley. They now tackle Chelsea at Stamford Bridge within the quarter-finals.

Howe informed Sky Sports activities: “It was an excellent efficiency from us. The mentality was good.

“We had accidents and picked one up early. It was a fantastic response. I do not assume there are any straightforward video games within the quarter-finals. We hope to go one higher than final season.

“We return to the Premier League with Arsenal. I do know we’ve a tricky schedule forward and we sit up for it.”

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