Embattled Manchester United coach, Erik Ten Hag has said that he is a fighter after his team who are current holders crashed out of the Carabao Cup.
This was United’s second successive 3-0 home defeat, after Sunday’s loss to Manchester City, which had not happened since October 1962.
So I am a fighter and I know it is not always going to go up and we have a lot of setbacks this season,” Ten Hag said in a press conference after the loss. “But also you have to deal with it and that is never an excuse.
“I have said that before. I know when there are setbacks but even then you have to get results. Sunday [and] tonight was far from that so we have to do things right at a certain level, the minimum level to win games.”
When asked about his ability to manage Manchester United, the Dutchman said:
“I understand it when the results are not there it is also a logical process that they are questioning that. But I am confident I can do it. At all my clubs I have done it and also last year here I did it as well, but at this moment we are in a bad place. I take responsibility for it.
“I see it as a challenge. I am a fighter and I am in that fight and I have to make sure that I share the responsibility with my players and that we stick together and fight together, and get better results.”
Newcastle were drawn away to Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the competition, while West Ham would be facing Liverpool.
Ten Hag’s side have also lost five of their opening 10 matches at Old Trafford – the first time United have done so since 1930.