Erik ten Hag Criticizes Refereeing Decisions in Manchester United’s Defeat to Arsenal

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has expressed his frustration over refereeing decisions during his team’s recent defeat to Arsenal, claiming that “everything” seemed to go against his side at the Emirates Stadium.

In an action-packed match in north London, Manchester United was defeated 3-1 by Arsenal.

The game saw Marcus Rashford giving the visitors the lead midway through the first half, against the run of play. However, Arsenal quickly equalized through Martin Odegaard.

Arsenal took advantage of this reversal of fortune, with Declan Rice scoring from a corner well into added time, followed by Gabriel Jesus sealing the win with a well-executed finish, sending the home fans into jubilation.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Erik ten Hag struggled to conceal his frustration. He argued that major decisions during the game had gone against his team, saying, “You saw the game. It was not offside. Wrong angle.” Ten Hag further contended that Hojlund should have been awarded a penalty.

He commented, “It was a penalty on Hojlund. And then we concede a goal where there is a foul on Jonny Evans, it’s so obvious.”

Despite the defeat, ten Hag found positive aspects in his team’s performance. He remarked, “I think the performance is right. I think we played a very good game.” He also expressed his belief that Manchester United had taken a step forward with their performance.

Reflecting on the match, he stated, “It was small margins today. When Garna is finishing and it’s a goal, we’re winning this game.”

Arsenal’s victory elevates them to fifth place in the Premier League, having accumulated 10 points from their first four matches. Meanwhile, Manchester United currently sits in 11th place, with two wins and two losses in their initial four games of the season.

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