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Merson: Ten Hag not as good at Man Utd as claimed
Merson: Ten Hag not as good at Man Utd as claimed

Former Arsenal hero Paul Merson has insisted Erik ten Hag got it wrong for Manchester United against Liverpool at the weekend.

The Red Devils coach and his players were on the end of a 7-0 thumping by the Anfield club on Sunday in the Premier League.

While Merson admits the players did not cover themselves in glory, he lambasted ten Hag as well.

He said: “The manager, for me, has been getting away with it. Yes, he’s done great in a way.

“But Wout Weghorst as a No 10, I’m not having that. How is he a No 10? How is the manager getting away with that?

“It’s Manchester United Football Club and you’ve got Weghorst as a 10 – he can’t turn and run, he can’t pass through the eye of a needle.

“What is he thinking? I’m not blaming Ten Hag because they lost, but why play Marcus Rashford against (star center back) Virgil van Dijk? He plays out wide every week.

“You’ve got Liverpool’s weakest defender in Trent Alexander-Arnold having a free ride. Trent wouldn’t have believed his luck.

“Man Utd got it tactically wrong. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the set-up of the team – there is only one manager who could have got away with that and that is Ten Hag.”


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