Manchester United Supporters Trust ‘will demand answers’ from board

Manchester United Supporters Trust ‘will demand answers’ from board

Manchester United Supporters Trust ‘will demand answers’ from board

Erik Ten Hag on the touchline
This is United’s worst start to the season since the first edition of the Premier League in 1992

Manchester United Supporters Trust says it will “demand answers” from those running the club after a “humiliatingly bad” start to the season.

United have lost their first two games and are currently bottom of the Premier League.

Manager Erik ten Hag canceled players’ day off on Sunday following their unfortunate 4-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday.

Must’s statement read: “This really feels like hitting rock bottom.”

Supporters’ confidence added: “Ultimate responsibility for the dire state of our football club must rest with its owners, the Glazer family.

“Now it’s up to them and their management team to explain to United fans why we are in this state and what they are going to do about it.

“We will discuss fan concerns directly with the club and demand answers for fans on issues including ownership, debt, dividends and team performance and the need for real change on all these fronts.”

The supporters group, which is one of the largest in the world with more than 200,000 members, said “unity really is paramount above all else” and that “a united voice addressed to the club and the owners is needed more than ever.” “.

Ten Hag has become the first manager since John Chapman in 1921 to lose his first two games in charge of the club.

Former Norwich striker Chris Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club that it took Ten Hag two games to realize “the magnitude of the situation”.

“I don’t think it can get any worse, they’ve hit rock bottom. The club needs to lower expectations, if you look at the last decade, they’ve never really challenged,” he said.

“They’ve been miles apart for the better part of a decade. If you look at the recruitment during that time, can you name one player that has been a huge success that United have brought in? The recruitment has been horrible.”

Following your 2-1 loss to Brighton in the opening weekend of the season, United have been linked with a number of transfer targets, including Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic and French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27.

The former was the subject of widespread backlash and was described as a “public relations disaster”while the latter is believed to be a disappointing answer to the current problems at United.

Recruitment a Horror Story – Neville

The loss to Brentford further exposed the cracks in Ten Hag’s squad and former United defender Gary Neville told Sky Sports the recruitment has been “a horror story”.

“It has become a graveyard for players, where players are even considering not going in,” he said.

“The [Ten Hag] he’s obviously a fantastic coach, but he’s been dealt a really bad hand. Not having the players that he wanted is an absolute surprise.”

Another battle Ten Hag must grapple with is the ongoing saga over whether Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club before the transfer window closes, and once again reports are emerging that he is unhappy.

“There is a big decision to make about Ronaldo,” Neville said. “Obviously he’s not happy, the problem is if they lose him there’s nothing left in the scoring part of the field. I really think if he leaves and they don’t bring people in they could end up in the bottom half of the table.”

To add fuel to the fire, United face their toughest challenge yet when they host Liverpool on Monday 22 August.

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