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“Who is any good?” – Erik ten Hag told injuries will not save him at Manchester United



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Erik ten Hag has been told that injuries won’t save him at Manchester United following their exit from the Champions League.

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening after Erik ten Hag‘s men lost 1-0 against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford.

It was a day that not only saw them exit Europe’s premier competition but one that left them completely out of all European competition, having finished bottom of Group A.

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Ten Hag has had to deal with a monumental injury crisis this season, with Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire both having to be substituted before the second half earlier this week due to injuries picked up during the Bayern game.

Much has been made of United’s injury problems and how it’s affected Ten Hag’s ability to field consistent teams containing his best players, but former forward Chris Sutton believes that those coming back from injury will not be able to save the Dutch manager, who’s job is current under question.

“The performance was important for Manchester United fans, to give them something to cling on to and give a bit of hope,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live after the game on Tuesday.

“They have injuries, but of the injured players, who is any good and is going to come back and improve this team?” Sutton continued.

“They have been insipid all season, and when they’ve come up against anybody half-decent, they’ve lost. A decent Bayern Munich team barely broke sweat tonight, and Manchester United were not up to it at home.

“In a game of this magnitude, you have to lay a glove on them. They are at an all-time low with their confidence.”

United currently have Lisandro Martínez, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, and Mason Mount, among others, all out through injury – all these players would be playing regular minutes if they were available for selection.