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Former Man United captain SLAMS Erik ten Hag’s “excuses” after defeat to Fulham



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Former Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has sent the current squad and manager Erik ten Hag a clear message after their 2-1 defeat against Fulham.

United were well beaten against The Cottagers, who scored a last-minute winner at Old Trafford to put a major dent in the club’s top-four ambitions.

Following the defeat, Ten Hag stated that United were still heading in the right direction and claimed that there will be more “balance” when he has a fully fit squad.

“I’m not that opportune after one defeat,” he stressed. “You have to see the bigger picture and the bigger picture looks very good.

“We have to catch up in certain positions, get the injuries back, and then we will be more balanced. That is one thing and also strengthen the squad, and strengthen the squad in the transfer windows.”

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Current captain Bruno Fernandes was also seen complaining to the referee after full-time.

Antonio Valencia, former club captain, posted on social media after the defeat and stated there were “never any excuses” when he wore the United shirt.

Alongside an image of him wearing the armband, Valencia wrote: “Until the last moment for this shirt, there were never any excuses.”

Many supporters were in agreement with the ex-winger and right-back. One fan replied: “Now they don’t care anymore and they just go through the motions while the fans defend those same players that ain’t good enough.”

Another wrote: “Proper player don’t make em like you no more.”

Valencia made 339 appearances for United across his 10 years with the club.