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Ex-England boss makes damning admission about Man United that Erik ten Hag must accept



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Ex-England manager Glenn Hoddle has made a damning admission about Manchester United’s loss against Chelsea that Erik ten Hag must accept.

Erik ten Hag made the decision to start Antony instead of Marcus Rashford as Manchester United prepared to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Premier League match began with Chelsea dominating, as Connor Gallagher and Cole Palmer scored two goals within the first 20 minutes.

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However, a mistake by Caicedo allowed Alejandro Garnacho to score for United. The gap narrowed before half-time when Diogo Dalot delivered a precise cross to Bruno Fernandes, bringing the score level.

The second half commenced with both teams attacking aggressively. United seized the opportunity first, as Garnacho’s well-placed header put them ahead with 25 minutes remaining.

The match’s climax was astonishing. United held the lead until the 90+10th minute when a combination of Dalot’s slip to concede a penalty and a deflection off Scott McTominay just a minute later led to Chelsea’s equalising and then winning goal.

Speaking after the fixture, Glenn Hoddle explained that Erik ten Hag must analyse the fact that United managed to concede four goals to a team that “weren’t great” on the night.

“Brentford had 31 shots there – they hit the woodwork four times,” Hoddle told Premier League productions That tells a story behind it. A point is a point. But you’ve got to analyse that.

“Listen, Chelsea weren’t great, you know. We could be sitting here, 3-2, Man United, and we’d be picking on Chelsea. They (Chelsea) papering over the cracks with that result as well.

“Chelsea they were poor in the second half. To be 2-0 up, don’t forget, and then lose it to 3-2, and then they get off the hook in many ways.

“Good play from Palmer, caught head for the penalty, and then he’s the one, he’s the live one. He’s looking for the ball. Perhaps the Chelsea players are all in their shells a little bit. He’s the one that’s got on the edge of the box, got his space, bang. He’s the match-winner.”

Ten Hag must accept the fact that his team were not good enough to beat a sub-par team at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening.

The Dutch manager was adamant after the game that his side deserved to win, but considering that his side failed to take all three points on the night said otherwise.