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Man United's Struggles Continue: Erik ten Hag Aims to Rally the Team.

Erik ten Hag Voices Disappointment as United Stumble Against Bayern Munich

Erik ten Hag, the Manchester United manager, wore a look of disappointment as his Red Devils faced another setback, succumbing to a 4-3 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. It marked a disheartening third consecutive loss under ten Hag's tenure.

Despite a brilliant start from United, their momentum was extinguished when goalkeeper Andre Onana let Leroy Sane's low drive slip beneath him, finding the net in the 28th minute. Four minutes later, Serge Gnabry's shot nestled into the far corner, extending Bayern's lead to 2-0.

The second half saw a glimmer of hope for United when striker Rasmus Hojland netted his first United goal, narrowing the scoreline to 2-1. However, a penalty awarded to Bayern, converted by Harry Kane, further complicated United's resurgence, following a VAR check that suggested Christian Eriksen had intentionally handled the ball in the box.

Casemiro exhibited an unwavering determination to fire in a second for United, bringing the score to 3-2. But Mathys Tel hammered in Bayern's fourth from close range, seemingly sealing the game.

Yet, the drama wasn't over as Casemiro nodded in Bruno Fernandes' free-kick, raising United's hopes, but time ran out for a full comeback.

Speaking to TNT Sports after the match, ten Hag expressed his disappointment: "Disappointed because we should have stayed in the game. If you score three goals at Bayern Munich, you have to take a point. We are in a period where a lot is going against us. We have to make our own luck."

When asked about Andre Onana's acceptance of blame, ten Hag emphasised the importance of collective resilience: "It's good he's doing that, but it's about the team. Mistakes happen, but you have to bounce back as a team."

As the Premier League match against Vincent Kompany's Burnley looms on the horizon, ten Hag stressed the significance of every game: "Every game is important. Every game is huge. We have to make our own luck. Nobody can help you."

When pondering how to reverse their current misfortunes, ten Hag resolutely asserted: "We, the team, me included, are the ones who can do it. It's in our hands, nobody else."

Onana - It's a tough situation for us, for me.

In the aftermath of the defeat, United goalkeeper Andre Onana candidly acknowledged his disappointment and the challenges he has faced since arriving at Old Trafford: "It's difficult. We started very well. After my mistake, we lost control of the game. It's a tough situation for us, for me. I have a lot to prove. My start in Manchester hasn't been as I expected. We have big ambitions. It's a tough time. We have to be together and work hard."

As Manchester United navigate the turbulent waters, the quest for redemption continues. Erik ten Hag's leadership and the resilience of the team will be pivotal as they strive to bounce back from recent setbacks and carve a path to success.

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