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Ex-Man United player FUMES at Erik ten Hag, points out issue that’s existed “from the first game”



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Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has fumed at how Erik ten Hag lets his team continue to be so easy to play through following their 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Following a triumphant 4-2 victory over Sheffield United earlier in the week, the atmosphere was positive at Old Trafford as Manchester United hosted Burnley in the Premier League.

Throughout the match, both teams crafted numerous scoring opportunities, yet neither managed to convert until Antony capitalised on a stray pass late in the game to break the deadlock.

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However, a defensive error between Casemiro and André Onana gifted Burnley a penalty just five minutes after United’s goal. Zeki Amdouni made no mistake from the spot, securing a 1-1 draw as the final result.

Burnley, the visitors for the tie, managed 53 per cent possession against United at their own ground, and former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves pointed out that issues he saw during United’s opening game of the season, a 1-0 win against Wolves, still existed on Saturday afternoon.

“Every game, it’s been like that,” he explained to Premier League Productions, referencing United’s lack of control and openness during games.

“As Danny (Murphy) mentioned, he covered the game with me that week (against Wolves on the opening game of the season). You think, oh, it could be an anomaly, pre-season, they might be tired, or you’re getting people back in, but it’s continued throughout the season.”

Continuing, Hargreaves then blasted how Erik ten Hag’s set-up and players often leave the side way too exposed, making it too easy to play through the team.

“The amazing thing I find is how easy they are to play through in games. Burnley have had more possession than Man United at Old Trafford,” Hargreave opined.

“They (Burnley) should come and have 25 per cent possession. United should dominate the game. That’s something they need to address, but it’s been there from the first game until now.

Individual players have allowed them to be in sixth, but I don’t know how they are sixth, to be honest with you, with the way they’ve played.