Ten Hag “furious” with Manchester United’s star during Leeds draw, as the unhappy moment, captured on camera.
During the Red Devils’ 2-2 draw with Leeds United on Wednesday night, Erik ten Hag found it difficult to conceal his frustration.
If United had won at Old Trafford, they would have been level on points with second-place Manchester City in the Premier League.
However, they faltered in the face of a resolute Leeds team, who were unfortunate to leave with just a point.
Wilfried Gnonto gave Leeds the early advantage, and Raphael Varane’s own goal doubled the visitors’ advantage just before halftime.
Before the home team’s substitute Jadon Sancho equalized in the second half, United’s Marcus Rashford scored his 20th goal of the year to restore parity.
In addition, despite having time to score, United did not score and was forced to accept a draw. On Sunday, again playing at Elland Road will be the two teams.
Ten Hag was “irate” with Fred.
According to Simon Stone, a sports reporter for the BBC, United manager Ten Hag lost his cool with Fred during the game. However, with Casemiro on suspension, Fred had started in midfield alongside Marcel Sabitzer.
Tweeted Stone: “Erik ten Hag was enraged with Fred.
“Throws his gum on the ground and then orders the Stretford End to make more noise.”
Ten Hag referred to his team’s game-opening performance as “unacceptable” following the contest.
He said, “You have to be prepared to fight, and we weren’t ready for the battle.”
“Although not me, it appeared that his players were not ready. We anticipated their aggressive, front-foot approach when playing a hot team that is hot. They’ll try to engage in combat, and that’s what they did.”
“I begin my speech at halftime by saying, “Guys, we weren’t ready in the first half; make sure you’re ready this time. After that, we again concede in public. I’m disappointed we lose every battle in the first few seconds of every half.”
United missed the chance to get within five points of Premier League leaders Arsenal.
After playing two more games, they are now seven points behind the Gunners.