After the crashing 0:7 embarrassment at Liverpool FC, with six (!) goals conceded in the second half, Manchester United is very frustrated. Nobody talks about a crisis meeting at the English record champions, but about processing. The players are shocked by themselves.
"Unprofessional", "embarrassing", "embarrassing": After Manchester United's record 7-0 defeat in the Premier League at Liverpool, coach Erik ten Hag and his players struggled with their performance in the second 45 minutes. "The second half was unprofessional. We didn't play as a team," said the Dutchman angrily at the press conference, announcing an extremely intensive reappraisal. "This must not happen and we have to talk about it."
On Sunday evening, the team, unbeaten in eleven games in the English football championship, suffered their worst defeat against Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool - by conceding six goals in the second half. He was upset and surprised because his team hadn't brought anything of the previous winning mentality to the pitch, said ten Hag. "It was the whole team, you saw how eleven individual players lost their heads. It's unprofessional, it's not Manchester United," the coach said.
Central defender Luke Shaw called his team's performance "unacceptable" and "embarrassing". The performance "was a disgrace. I was ashamed of us players on the pitch, of the fans who supported us and who were watching at home," said the international. He can only apologize for the second half. "It was completely unacceptable. We didn't show any personality or mentality," he admitted, also announcing a ruthless review "of the game and what went wrong".
On Thursday, Manchester United will face Real Betis Sevilla in the Europa League round of 16 first leg. Then the third in the table wants to appear differently. "We can't let one result derail our whole season because I think we're in a really good position and I think that's another hurdle we have to overcome and we, as a team, We're going to get over that and I think we'll come back positively on Thursday night, I'm sure of that," Shaw announced. Ten Hag is also convinced of that: "We will recover. This team is strong enough to regroup and we will get back on our feet."