Erik ten Hag’s savage punishment for Man Utd flops after 7-0 Liverpool mauling

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    Erik ten Hag forced his bogus Manchester United players to sit in silence and listen to Liverpool's players celebrating their 7-0 victory.

    One week after winning the League Cup, the Red Devils were pulverised by Jurgen Klopp’s snarling Reds. Everything Liverpool touched almost turned into a goal as Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, and Darwin Nunez each helped themselves to two goals, before Roberto Firmino capped off a historic evening by slotting in a goal for himself.

    The result was even more shocking, considering it was a relatively even first half and Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford both missed excellent chances to score. But after an extraordinary second 45 minutes which saw United leak six goals, Ten Hag ensured his United players did not forget the result.

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    As United’s fiercest rivals laughed, cheered, and danced in the opposing changing room, Ten Hag reportedly silenced his own dressing room and demanded his players to listen to Liverpool’s celebrations. When United lost 4-0 at away to Brentford, the former Ajax boss punished his players by making them all run 13.8kilometres each, as that was the distance the Bees collectively ran more than United – Ten Hag even joined in on the punishment himself as a sign of solidarity.

    However, this could prove to be a completely different challenge and pain to overcome. “Ten Hag was obviously furious and told them they were lucky to be getting on the team bus back to Old Trafford and not made to travel back with the fans,” a source from United told the Daily Mirror.

    “He warned them all that if anything like that happens again, there won’t be another chance for them and they’ll be put in the Under-21s.” After the match, Ten Hag did not hold back in his condemnation of United’s display at Anfield.

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    “It was a really bad performance and the worst of the year,” Ten Hag told BBC Five Live after United’s defeat. We lost the game at the end of the first-half and at the start of the second but you have to keep your head up and we didn’t.

    “It’s all about showing discipline and we didn’t, so that’s when you start conceding goals. It’s a really unprofessional performance and unnecessary. You have to do your jobs and we didn’t.”

    The only positive for United is that Tottenham’s loss to Wolves and Newcastle United’s defeat to Manchester City means they have not been dragged back into a race for the top four. Not that it would come as much consolation to Ten Hag.

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