Beaten by Brighton (1-2) for their first home game, Manchester United got off to a bad start to their new Premier League season. Erik ten Hag, the manager of the Red Devils, drew an initial assessment of this poor performance. “Of course, it’s a failure and a real disappointment. I knew from the start that it wouldn’t be easy.
“We gave up two easy balls and the organization was not good. It’s clear that in the second half we were better in midfield with Eriksen lower and Ronaldo up front. We created some play and Rashford had two good chances, it’s a shame we didn’t score. I am not satisfied, not at all (…) We must learn from this and learn quickly. This team is a hell of a job. We’re going to have to work a lot.” he said after the match.