Erik ten Hag endured another disappointing evening against Galatasaray (Martin Rickett/PA)
Erik Ten Hag admits Manchester United’s level of play since winning the Carabao Cup has been unacceptable.
The Red Devils take on Brentford on Saturday looking to avoid a run of three successive defeats for the second time this season.
But results had already tailed off at the end of the last campaign, with Ten Hag’s win percentage dropping from 69 per cent prior to the victory over Newcastle at Wembley to around 50 per cent since.
The positivity that had accompanied the Dutchman’s first season in charge has rapidly evaporated, and he said: “We dropped in levels. We have to get back to those levels.
Alejandro Garnacho, right, is consoled by team-mate Anthony Martial following the loss to Galatasaray (Martin Rickett/PA)
“There are reasons for it but still it’s not acceptable and we have to fight against it. Every team we put out has to be on one page and the routines are not always there. They have a good foundation in the way they play, keep the foundation, support each other and we will do better.”
United have endured another miserable week, with a Premier League loss to Crystal Palace followed by a 3-2 home defeat by Galatasaray in the Champions League, where goalkeeper Andre Onana again struggled.
Ten Hag believes his side are being punished for lapses, saying: “Consistency, that is the problem we are struggling with.
“In parts of the game, I will say in big parts of the game, we do a lot of things right but then there are moments where we are struggling and in such moments we can’t survive.
Marcus Rashford has only scored once this season (Richard Sellers/PA)
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