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Ten Hag disappointed with Man Utd’s lack of passion at Newcastle

Manchester United have not registered a win in the Premier League since ending their six-year trophy drought at Wembley in February.


en Hag disappointed with Man Utd’s lack of passion at Newcastle [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
en Hag disappointed with Man Utd’s lack of passion at Newcastle [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Newcastle United leapfrogged Manchester United into the third place in the Premier League table after beating them 2-0 at St James’ Park, and Erik ten Hag admitted that the Magpies deserved the win.



The Dutchman was disappointed with how his Reds performed on Sunday but backed them to return to winning ways really soon after failing to score a goal or win a match in the past three league games.


Ex-Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock found the net from close range with a header before substitute Callum Wilson doubled the lead and secured three points for the hosts.

Man Utd did not use the spaces and opportunities


Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "I think it was deserving for Newcastle. They were more determined and had more passion and desire to score a goal. Also, to defend their box, which they did very well. We had the spaces and the opportunities but we did not use them.



"David [de Gea] made one great save. They had many shots from the edge and we put in blocks there. But we have to stop them before they come into the final third. We didn't do that well. The blocks were good but better is to stop them at the source.


"No [the Cup runs are not affecting league form]. Always I can see the need to find stories. You have to see that every game is important, and every league is important.



"We know how tough it is to come here and I know they want to take revenge. You have to show the same passion, desire, and determination of the opponent. We didn't and we got killed.


"I am sure [there will be a reaction]. That is what we have shown all season so far."



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