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Louis Saha tells Erik ten Hag to fix three players to save Manchester United



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Louis Saha has explained that he feels there are three players Erik ten Hag must fix for Manchester United to regain form.

Manchester United have lost nine of their 18 games across all competitions this season, sitting bottom of their Champions League group and 6th in the Premier League table.

It has been a disastrous start for Erik ten Hag in his second season so far, with his squad dropping like flies due to injuries and off-field problems alongside some key players having dramatic drops in form.

Marcus Rashford and Casemiro, who both scored in Ten Hag’s trophy win against Newcastle last season, are two players who have performed well below expected standards, and former United striker Louis Saha believes that the former is one of three players who Ten Hag must reignite in order to get his squad back up and winning.

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Saha had plenty of praise for the Dutch manager but admits that he has been “saved” by good performances at times.

“I really hope that he can remain the club’s manager and have a great era at Manchester United,” he told BetFred. “I believe Erik’s a good coach, but at the same time, he’s under pressure because both the results and level of performances haven’t been great. He’s the only person at the club that can really understand what’s happening behind the scenes and it’s his responsibility to find a solution to his side’s poor form.”

Saha names Rashford, Mason Mount, and Antony as three players who must step up and become key players for Ten Hag.

“He’s been saved by good performances from certain players, but not essentially Manchester United’s key players. He signed Mason Mount who’s been unimpressive, despite a decent cameo against Luton on Saturday, and he’s not done enough.

“Antony is another signing that’s sat on the bench and even when you look at Marcus Rashford too, the fact that their key players are lacking confidence isn’t going to encourage and help the club’s youngsters. 

“When I was at Manchester United, the key players in the team would push me really hard when I was a bit down. I don’t see that happening in this current team, but it was something that we saw last season. It’s been strange so far this season.”