Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag demands action after late win against Brentford

Saturday There was finally relief for Eric ten Hag and Manchester United after a 2–1 comeback win against Brentford.

However, the wild celebrations that greeted the final whistle at Old Trafford did not hide the problems that are plaguing the 20-time league champions and prompted Ten Hag to demand action from his players. Did,

“It should be a turning point, but a restart because we have to reach a higher level,” the United manager said. “The spirit is good, the belief is good and the team is together,” he said. We have shown this. We have shown strong character. This may be a turning point, but it depends on us.

Two stoppage-time goals from substitute Scott McTominay pulled his manager out of a hole and secured a much-needed win.

Before the midfielder’s late intervention, United were headed for their seventh defeat of a season that was threatening to unravel.

The jubilant scenes at the end were a stark contrast to the boos that had been circling around the stadium after defeats to Brighton, Crystal Palace and Galatasaray already this season. But while it was an exciting battle, the mistakes that have been so detrimental to United’s season were repeated.

Casemiro was guilty of giving the ball away in a dangerous area in the build-up to Matthias Jensen’s first-half goal. Behind them, United’s defense was undisciplined and out of position. And goalkeeper Andre Onana was again beaten too easily.

Casemiro may be a five-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, but he was pulled at halftime as Ten Hag tried to turn the game around. And he later reminded his under-performing team of the expectations that come with playing for United.

He said, “First of all, don’t play here when you can’t handle the pressure. He said, “Those players are very experienced. These are such high quality players, so they have to take responsibility. I don’t point to one player, but I see it in the summer or at the beginning of the season, we have to take responsibility.

“We need leadership to have a good organization and we don’t always have that.”

The win was important to lift United’s mood going into the upcoming October international break, which is traditionally a time when Premier League managers come under intense pressure.

Although there has been no suggestion that Ten Hag’s position is in danger, even Brentford’s losing manager Thomas Frank admitted he was relieved for the Dutchman, who he said would have to endure another defeat. Must have faced “brutal” questions.

“I know it’s good for the manager, so I’m happy for Eric, but certainly not happy for myself that we didn’t win,” he said.

Spurs on top

Ange Postecoglou’s impressive debut at Tottenham shows no signs of slowing down. Despite going down to 10 men following Yves Bissouma’s second yellow card just before halftime at Luton, Spurs still moved to the top of the standings with a 1–0 win.

The former Australia and Celtic coach is undefeated in the league and 20 points from the opening eight games of the season is the club’s best ever start in the modern era.

James Maddison appeared to be taking on the talismanic role following the departure of Harry Kane in the off-season and he provided the assist for Micky van de Veen’s 52nd-minute winner.

chelsea revival

With back-to-back league wins for the first time since March and three consecutive wins in all competitions, Chelsea are beginning to take shape under Mauricio Pochettino. Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling is firing again and Cole Palmer has hit the ground running.

Even the slip away at Burnley couldn’t derail Pochettino’s side as they won 4-1 at Turf Moor.

Sterling made a statement to England coach Gareth Southgate after he was left out of the latest Three Lions squad with a part in Chelsea’s three goals, including a goal for them.

Palmer, who was signed from Manchester City, scored his first goal for Chelsea from the penalty spot after bringing down Sterling.

everton win

Everton responded impressively to last week’s home defeat to Luton with a 3–0 win against Bournemouth. It was only the Merseyside club’s second win of the season and helped ease the pressure on manager Sean Dyche, while Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola is still waiting for his first win in the league.

The Spanish coach was hired at the end of last season after earning an impressive reputation for his work at Rayo Vallecano.

But after Bournemouth’s disappointing start to the campaign, he gave an honest assessment of his performances so far.

“When you have deportation sites like we are now, we have to be concerned,” he said. “We haven’t won games so I haven’t been doing my homework, but I think the players are under pressure and really frustrated and I’m more than happy to be here coaching my players.

Sheffield United are also still looking for their first win after being promoted back to the top flight following a 3-1 defeat at Fulham.