Erik ten Hag is seemingly now under pressure from the fans and the media to turn around a rather dismal start to the new Premier League season.
Manchester United have lost three of their first five Premier League games and after a 3-1 home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion, questions are beginning to be asked.
The Dutch manager made a few questionable decisions throughout and the start to the season has not been the one that he would have wanted after the amount of money being spent in the summer.
The word crisis has already been banded about merely a day after the defeat and Ten Hag has given his thoughts on whether the club are really in a crisis.
Ten Hag’s view
Speaking to Sky Sports after the defeat at Old Trafford, their first in over a year, Ten Hag spoke about whether the club are in yet another crisis.
“We must stick together and stick to the plan and the rules and we will turn this around,” Ten Hag said. “It bothers me [the form], but I have to see the way we play. It’s about character, we have to see how strong we are and how the team sticks together.
“Players standing up and showing character because in all the games, especially the game today [Saturday] and against Arsenal and Forest, we have seen we can play well and create chances.
Are United in a crisis
United legend Lou Macari once said in The Guardian that every defeat at United is a crisis and it seems this would be the case once again.
It seems that fans and the media have forgotten just how well the Dutchman did for United last season, winning the club its first trophy in seven years and guiding the side back into the UEFA Champions League.
Yes, United have had a poor start to the season but after the Bayern Munich game, the Red Devils have a favourable run of form and the hope will be that the club can build some momentum in the league and Champions League.