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Sir Alex Ferguson’s coach SLAMS Erik ten Hag for “no playing style” at Man United



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Sir Alex Ferguson’s former first-team coach René Meulensteen has slammed Erik ten Hag for having “no playing style” at Manchester United.

Ten Hag has experienced major difficulties at United this season, and the latest result against Crystal Palace was embarrassing for the manager.

The 4-0 defeat at Selhurst Park means that United have now lost 13 Premier League games this season and sit eighth in the table.

While the results have been poor, many fans have been frustrated with the lack of progression in terms of performance or a clear play style.

Meulensteen agrees with fans

René Meulensteen took over as one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s first-team coaches at Old Trafford in 2008 and departed the club after the legendary Scotsman retired.

The Dutchman has spoken to NOS about the current situation at the club, and he seems to echo the opinion of many supporters who fail to see Ten Hag’s plan. Meulensteen also criticised Ten Hag’s treatment of the media.

“It is really incomprehensible what is happening now. There is simply no progress whatsoever,” he said.

“You know, as a new trainer you always have to deal with a selection that you have not put together yourself. So, it takes a few transfer periods before you get the players you want. I always say: a trainer needs eighteen months to get it right. to get on track.

“But now there is none of that optimism left. There is no playing style, club culture or philosophy. If you look at the statistics… it doesn’t make any sense. Manchester United has a goal difference of minus three!

“That (boycotting media) is really not smart. The media of course have the right to ask questions. They also see what kind of results are on the board, such as the 4-0 against Crystal Palace. Then it is logical that they ask critical questions.

“There are now just too many players who are either too old or not good enough. Or boys who have the wrong attitude.”