Manchester United players angry with Erik Ten Hag’s treatment of former team-mate

Starlyon King
By Starlyon King
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Manchester United players angry with Erik Ten Hag’s treatment of former team-mate

Some senior Man United players have expressed their frustration with gaffer Erik ten Hag regarding the abrupt end to goalkeeper David de Gea’s career at the club.

This summer marked the departure of David De Gea after his remarkable 12-year tenure at Old Trafford. While his performance experienced lows during the latter part of his Manchester United journey, the Spanish goalkeeper clinched the Golden Gloves award last season and was named the United Player of the Year on four different occasions.

However, De Gea’s exit from the club took a peculiar turn during a contract dispute, leaving many players at the club dissatisfied, according to a report from The Sun. Ten Hag’s handling of De Gea has particularly left a significant portion of the squad angry.

The Dutch manager’s decision to replace De Gea with Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana has added to the discontent. Ten Hag authorized a £50 million transfer for Onana from Inter Milan, but the Cameroonian international player has struggled significantly since joining Manchester United.

Onana’s recent mishap in Wednesday’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich, where his mistake allowed Leroy Sane to score, further worsened concerns. The Bundesliga giants put four goals past Andre Onana to secure a 4-3 win.

Speaking after the defeat to Bayern Munich, Andre Onana Said:

“This is the life of a goalkeeper.

“It’s difficult. We started very good. After my mistake we lost control of the game.

‘It’s a difficult situation for us, for me especially because I’m the one who let the team down.

“We were very good on the ball, they didn’t create any chances, their first shot on target I made a mistake. It was the key point and the team went down because of that mistake. If we didn’t win today it was because of me.”

The defeat to Bayern Munich marks Manchester United’s fourth consecutive loss.

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