The first player to address Erik ten Hag in the midst of Manchester United’s turmoil is Scott McTominay. In the wake of consecutive 3-0 home losses to Manchester City and Newcastle United, Ten Hag is considered to be ‘on thin ice’. If the Dutchman is relieved of his managerial responsibilities at Old Trafford by the Red Devils, two possible successors have reportedly been identified. It’s also said that a few players are growing disenchanted with the 53-year-old and ‘unimpressed with the general direction’ of the organization.
McTominay is “100%” certain that Ten Hag can turn things around this season, though. In response to media reports, he has sent a message to Man United supporters, saying that the team must “fight like dogs” in order to salvage their campaign. The 26-year-old told MUTV, “You saw last night it was a difficult game in every aspect, in terms of the result.” However, the supporters never leave us and never stop cheering us on.
“I feel like the players feel that whenever we go back inside the dressing room – the anger is towards ourselves and also the anger is towards not pleasing the fans and giving them what they want. I can assure the fans that’s probably the most important thing in the players’ heads, we want to do it for the people who travel home and away and watch every single game and support us.
“Forget about all the people who don’t care about us and write stupid things in the media and try to divide us and all the other things. That’s not important to us at the moment. Everyone has to come together and, when the next game comes, we have to fight like dogs, that’s the way it’s got to be.”