Mark Goldbridge has criticized manager Erik ten Hag for Manchester United’s slow start to the season. The talkSPORT presenter believes Ten Hag has caused chaos at the club by dismantling good things from last season. Goldbridge expressed his disbelief in the direction Manchester United is heading this season and mentioned that the manager overachieved last year, taking the team to third place and two cup finals. He also criticized Ten Hag’s transfers this summer, stating that they have not worked and that there are game-management and man-management issues with the manager. Moreover, Goldbridge believes that the team is relying on players who are not good enough for Manchester United, and that several individuals back in the team had failed under the previous manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United are currently in fifth place in the Premier League after 13 games but are struggling in the UEFA Champions League group stage and face an early exit. Their top scorer in the Champions League, Rasmus Hojlund, has not been able to score in the Premier League, and the new goalkeeper, Andre Onana, has had a mixed performance with the most clean sheets in the Premier League but conceding several goals in the Champions League. The team is heavily relying on individual performances and is yet to see their strikers score in the European competition. They need a win against Bayern Munich in their final game and hope for a draw between Galatasaray and Copenhagen to advance to the knockout stage.