Eric Ten Hag refers to the turning point in the Manchester derby

The Manchester derby at Old Trafford was a one sided affair much to the expectations of the fans from all across the world. Pep Guardiola-coached side – Manchester City emerged victorious without any sort of trouble as they outplayed Man United in their own backyard. Erling Haaland notched up a fine brace and Foden scored another as Manchester City bagged all three points at Old Trafford. United manager – Eric Ten Hag was disappointed just like every other United supporter. The Dutch manager referred to one particular incident as March’s turning point.

Ten hag questions referee’s decision to award Manchester City a penalty

Fabrizio Romano via his official revelation let everyone know as to what Ten Hag had to say with regard to United’s loss in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. The game despite being an evenly poised one ended in City’s favour who won the game comprehensively 3-0. Ten Hag amidst several disappointments made it clear that he wasn’t happy with the way the referee favoured City throughout the match.

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City were awarded a penalty in the 24th minute as Haaland slotted the spot kick away past Onana to give his side an early lead. Referees after having a close look at the replays which showed Højlund’s wrapping his arms around Rodri in the box confirmed the tug to be enough to award City with a penalty. It was this particular moment that Ten Hag referred to as “the turning point” in the game.

Ten hag said,“The penalty changed the game. I don’t have a comment on it…”.“We have to forget this game, recover for Wednesday”. The united boss expressed his annoyance over the present game, but also made it clear that the team needs to keep looking forward and thereby prepare for the next match on Wednesday against Newcastle in the EFL Cup. The Red Devils need to initiate a good turnaround hereon in the league or else they might miss out on a top 4 spot and thus a chance to feature in the UCL next season.

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