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Erik ten Hag was left frustrated after Man Utd’s draw with Galatasaray (Picture: Getty)

Erik ten Hag admits Manchester United’s defending was ‘not good enough’ and that he must ‘criticise the team’ after their slip-up to Galatasaray.

The Red Devils twice blew a two-goal lead in the Champions League clash on Wednesday night, as the game ended in a frantic 3-3 draw.

United’s inability to win means their hopes of reaching the last 16 hangs in the balance with Ten Hag’s team now having to beat Bayern Munich in their final group match and also rely on other results.

United have won just won of their five matches in Group A in what has been a poor European campaign thus far.

‘We were winning and then we’re losing it,’ United boss Ten Hag told TNT Sports. ‘We should have taken three points, that’s clear.

‘We did this in other games. I was pleased with how we played but at the same time I have to criticise the team because the defending is not good enough.

‘We are leading 3-1 and we cannot afford mistakes as it makes a difference. Every goal has its own story.

‘Whether it’s a transition moment and we don’t block the middle or the second goal which is a free-kick and the third goal we are organised but have an overload. That cannot happen. We have to learn from that.’

Ten Hag did see some positives in the draw, though, as he added: ‘I am very pleased because you see the style of this team which is pro-active, dynamic and brave.

‘I was pleased with the performance because we created so many chances but at the same time we have to win this game.’


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