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Erik ten Hag singles out individual errors for Man United’s Champions League exit



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Erik ten Hag has singled out individual errors as the reason behind Manchester United’s Champions League exit against Bayern Munich.

Manchester United will play no more European football this season after Erik ten Hag‘s men fell to a 1-0 defeat against Bayern Munich that left them bottom of Champions League Group A.

They won’t compete in any more European competition this season after they also failed to grab a space in the Europa League knockouts, after winning just one of their six games.

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Although the Bayern loss was the final nail in the coffin, United lost their right to play in the Champions League knockout stages long before, failing to grab what should have been routine points against Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

Ten Hag has chalked their failure to progress as down to individual errors, although he believes there is still a lot to play for this season.

“There are still many things to play for, and now we can focus, of course, on the Premier League,” Ten Hag said, “and this is the level we want to play – Champions League.

“So we have to give every effort in to be in the top four and next year be back in Champions League and then of course, we have the FA Cup, so there are so many things to play for.

“I look to my team, and we had, I think, the opportunities in games (against Copenhagen and Galatasaray) where we were in winning positions, we scored many goals, but then also you have to see we gave it away sometimes by individual errors – by not one player but by more players, not every time the same – they give the opponent opportunities to turn.

“We also had very good spells in games, but we have to do better. The facts are we do not have enough points, we are disappointed as a group. As a manager, I am disappointed. We should have done better.”

Next up, United return to Premier League action, travelling to Anfield to play Liverpool. Last season, United lost 7-0 at the ground in what was one of the most embarrassing results in the club’s history, and need to work a miracle to overcome their current woes.