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Erik ten Hag slams Man United player after 2-2 draw vs Liverpool



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Erik ten Hag has slammed one Manchester United player following the 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Old Trafford.

United fought back well in the second half to lead the game 2-1 through goals from Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo but conceded a late penalty to end the match with just a point.

After a terrible first half, Ten Hag’s side really improved in the second half and deserved to go into the lead. It was yet another defensive mistake from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, which led to more dropped points for the team, though.

The defender lunged in on Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott inside the United box and was nowhere near the ball.

Ten Hag made it clear after the game that he was disappointed and the manager highlighted the mistake from Wan-Bissaka for the penalty, stating that it was a “huge mistake”.

“No, you drop two points when you are in a winning position,” he told Bein Sports. “And yeah, it’s true. First half, it was tough, but I thought, and also the team had the feeling we were in the game.

“We were well organized. Yeah, they dominated the game. Yeah, they created some chances. We didn’t create so many chances, but it was just a slight detail.

“It was about winning duels in decisive moments, in the half spaces, up front. And when you win them, and that is what we did second half, and then you create chances.

“And so we made the second goal. So yeah, I’m very proud of the team that they can transfer it into the second half. And, of course, yeah, we needed a mistake from Liverpool to get into the game.

“But also, yeah, we make, again, two huge mistakes. On the 1-0 down, and then also on the 2-2.”

Further asked his thoughts on the penalty decision, Ten Hag added: “It’s a penalty. So, on Thursday, when I saw it after, it was a very bad decision. But today, you can’t say nothing for it. It’s a penalty.” Thank you, Erik. I appreciate that.”

United now sit just one point in front of seventh-placed West Ham.