Dwight Yorke, Manchester United legend has attacked Erik ten Hag and insists he should be criticised over the number of setbacks suffered this season.
Manchester United have developed their league stance this season in contrast to the horrible ending to the last campaign.
But they are working on their place in the top four following back-to-back losses against Brighton and West Ham.
Despite standing fourth in the Premier League, Man United have fallen to nine defeats in the League matches so far this season.
The 2019–20 season was the only season in which former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won more games than Ten Hag lost.
Yorke, a former United star, says that Ten Hag ‘can’t hide’ when it comes to the team’s losses, even though Ten Hag had a good first season at the club.
Despite making it to the FA Cup final and winning the League Cup, Ten Hag’s team was unable to fight for the League title this year, losing nine times.
Yorke has noted that they have lost more games this season than they did in either of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s complete seasons in charge (eight in 2019–20 and six in 2020–21).
United’s results this season, according to the 1999 Treble champion and Solskjaer teammate, believes Ten Hag have not been good enough, and should be called out.
The former United striker said; “Erik ten Hag losing nine games in the Premier League does raise some issues”.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a better record than Ten Hag in his full two seasons managing the club, people talk about the progress we’ve made and the better style of football being played”.
He added; “Ten Hag losing more Premier League games than Solskjaer in the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons has to be called out. The results have not been good enough this season”.
“Ten Hag gets the praise when the team is playing well, he has to take the criticism when it goes wrong too”, Dwight Yorke claims.
The end of Solskjaer’s tenure at Old Trafford was marked by intense criticism.
In his first two full seasons as United manager, he led the club to third and second place, although he was unable to bring home a trophy due to United’s loss in the 2021 Europa League final to Villarreal.
After a disappointing start to the 2021-22 season in which they lost 5-0 to Liverpool and 4-1 to Watford, he was fired in November 2021.
United lead Liverpool by just one point in the race for the top four, but they have a game in hand.
They will also be playing their local rivals Man City in the FA Cup final.
There is still a lot of work to be done at Old Trafford, as evidenced by results like their 7-0 loss to Liverpool, their elimination from the Europa League to a mid-table LaLiga club in Sevilla, and their 1-0 losses to both Brighton and West Ham.
What’s next for Manchester United?
In the race for the top four, Manchester United will lock horns against Wolverhampton in the English Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday, 13th of May.
Who’s Dwight Yorke?
Dwight Eversley Yorke is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian professional football coach and former player who was most recently in charge of the Australian A-League club Macarthur FC.
Dwight Yorke age;
Yorke was born on the 3rd of November, 1971, in Canaan, Trinidad and Tobago.
Dwight Yorke’s club career;
Between 1988 and 2009, he was a member of the Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney FC, and Sunderland clubs, where he primarily played in the forward position.
Up until the last qualifying match for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he worked as an assistant manager for the Trinidad and Tobago national team.
Until Sergio Agüero in 2017, Yorke held the record for most goals scored by a player from outside of Europe in the Premier League with 123.
Dwight Yorke International career;
Yorke made 74 appearances for Trinidad and Tobago in international competition between 1989 and 2009, scoring 19 goals.
He led his team to the semi-finals of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup and to the first-ever appearance by Trinidad and Tobago in the FIFA World Cup, which they ultimately won in 2006.