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Journalist explains the real reason Erik ten Hag walked out of his Manchester United press conference



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After Manchester United’s 2-2 draw against Bournemouth, Erik ten Hag walked out of his Premier League press conference during one question.

Manchester United have not won any of their last four games in the Premier League, taking a total of two points from ties against Brentford, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Bournemouth.

Each fixture follows a similar story, with United scoring goals but being incredibly leaky at the back, conceding nine goals across the four games, cementing themselves 12th in the league table.

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It has not been a pretty story for Erik ten Hag, whose job is being questioned by many fans as INEOS look to rebuild the club from scratch.

However, after the 2-2 draw on Saturday evening, Ten Hag seemingly decided to leave midway through a journalist’s question during his post-match press conference at the Vitality Stadium.

What was asked

United, sitting seventh place in the Premier League table, have had an undeniably poor season. If they drop any lower, Ten Hag could beat David Moyes to the club’s worst-place finish in the competition’s history.

A journalist asked Ten Hag about this after the Bournemouth draw.

The journalist said, “Erik, there’s a danger that you get caught in seventh place, and if you fall below seventh, that would be the worst finish in Premier League history for United. Do you think you’re going to be above…”

Before he could finish the sentence, Ten Hag started to get up to leave the room, saying in the process: “I don’t comment on that question, that is not important for this moment.”

What really happened

Many construed this as Erik ten Hag leaving in disgust at the question or wanting to avoid talking about it. However, the real reason behind the Dutch manager’s actions has now been revealed.

“Bit of context around this,” presenter Gaz Drinkwater explained on his social media page.

“The press conference had already ended just before this question. Erik was halfway off his seat as it was asked.”