MANCHESTER: Erik ten Hag says he understands the derision of Manchester United fans after the club recorded their worst start to a season in 34 years.
The 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford was their fourth in seven Premier League games this season – equaling the embarrassing record in 1989 that almost got Alex Ferguson sacked.
“I understand. We are playing at home and against Crystal Palace – we have to win.
“I realize every Premier League game is difficult. You have to put on your best performance and I understand the fans want that.
“It was a bad start and we have to bounce back. We have to do better. This is still not enough,” said the Dutch manager.
After league wins over Burnley and Palace in the League Cup on Tuesday, United look on the best footing to put their poor start to the season behind them.
However, Joachim Andersen’s 28th minute goal was enough to give victory to Roy Hodgson’s squad at Old Trafford.
Hodgson became the second manager after Pep Guardiola to win three Premier League games in a row at Old Trafford.
“It’s my favorite result at the moment, but there will probably be others. Credit to the players, especially after Tuesday’s disappointing night,” said Hodgson.