Man Utd Club is going through a really bad period after two recent consecutive defeats with a score of 0-3 against Man City in the Premier League and Newcastle United in the League Cup. That increased the number of losses of coach Erik ten Hag’s team to 8 after only 15 matches – one of the worst achievements in the team’s history. Looking at the Red Devils of Manchester at the present time, we see instability everywhere, and money itself contributes to the destruction of England’s most traditional representative.
That’s because, in recent times, the home team at Old Trafford has always been the focus of transfer deals. They are often pressured to get the factors they want – even though the amount of money spent does not match the true value of the players. Man Utd must pay 100 million to get Antony, 50 million euros for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 73 million pounds for Jadon Sancho or 80 million pounds to have the services of Harry Maguire. And then, this season, they continued to bring in Mason Mount for 60 million euros, 72 million pounds for Rasmus Hojlund and 43 million pounds for goalkeeper Andre Onana.
Most of the above contracts have not yet proven their full potential to be worthy of the money the club spent. Besides recruiting players at high prices, Man Utd also offers extremely good remuneration to players with large salaries. Sadly, that partly makes the star disease of the factors at the Old Trafford team bigger. Then, there are some names who are willing to sit around and get paid without contributing much to the club.
Jadon Sancho or previously Paul Pogba are typical cases of star attitudes, being willing to defy the coach, not playing but still receiving a regular salary. The former Borussia Dortmund star is expected to keep quiet and wait for Erik ten Hag to return to the club. After the recent loss to Man City, people continued to see images of Marcus Rashford – the person with the highest salary at Man Utd – partying all night. Obviously, money is gradually making the players of the Old Trafford team lose their motivation to play.
Of course, it is normal for players to receive extremely high salaries at English clubs and that cannot be used as an excuse to say that they have lost motivation. However, at Man Utd, it is a different story. It comes from the management style of coach Erik ten Hag.
The Dutch strategist’s iron and harsh discipline is making many elements of Man Utd feel uncomfortable and begin to oppose. It seems no longer suitable for modern football. Above all, the players at Old Trafford are not children who have to listen to the 53-year-old coach. They just did it without paying attention to the leader born in 1970.
All in all, Money and somewhat harsh management have combined to make Man Utd chaotic at this point. It is true that the coach’s chair has 4 legs while the players are holding 3. Erik ten Hag should have been more skillful in his decisions, closer and motivated the players instead of creating iron discipline. – the difficulty of pleasing people with many different personalities. Then, the day when the Dutch strategist will be fired may not be far away.
Danh Nguyen | 15:18 November 3, 2023