“I think we all have seen the game and I think Brentford was more hungry, one, and two we concede goals in individual mistakes,” said Erik ten Hag in his post-match interview.
“You can have a good plan but we had to put the plan into the bin. I think it had nothing to do with tactical and that the first two goals, it’s about dealing with the ball, that’s one, and decisions.
“I think they follow my instructions but they make bad decisions and that’s football, it’s a game of mistakes and you get punished.”
The Manchester United boss added: “When the results are like this, I can imagine that feeling, it’s also no good.
“That we show that, clear, so we have to change that. We need more hunger on the pitch and show that as an individual and as a team.
“I subbed three [at half-time]. But I could’ve changed them all.”
There is a general consensus among fans that this is easily the worst United performance of all time. And for it to happen during Ten Hag’s new era only shows why the current team needs to go.
Ralf Rangnick wasn’t joking when he said United need 10 new players.