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IF THEY FINISHED EIGHTH, THEY WILL HAVE TO WIN THAT IF THEY WANT TO QUALIFY FOR EUROPE FOR NEXT SEASON. AS I SAY, NO INTERVIEW YET FROM THE MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER ERIK ten HAG. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS TIME, HIS TWO YEARS IN CHARGE OF MANCHESTER UNITED, WHERE DO

THEY GO? >> IS NOT BEEN ENOUGH PROGRESS FROM ME. NOT ENOUGH POSITIVE SIGNS. LAST WEEK AGAINST PALACE, THE FOOTBALL WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. AT LEAST IT WAS A LITTLE BIT MORE TODAY. A BIT OF CREDIT AND MIDFIELD DID SLOW ARSENAL DOWN A BIT. CAN’T REMEMBER A REALLY GREAT

CHANCE OF GOALS DESPITE THE POSSESSION. ERIK ten HAG HAS GOT HIS WORK CUT OUT. SOMETIMES I WONDER WHAT ARE THESE MESSAGES GETTING ACROSS TO THE PLAYER? IS HE FIGHTING THEM UP? DOES HE GET THEM GOING FROM THE SIDE OF THE PITCH? DOES HE MAKE DECISIONS AND CHANGES ON

THE FIELD THAT AFFECT THE WAY THE MATCHES GO? I DON’T SEE ENOUGH OF THAT TO GIVE ME HOPE THAT THIS IS THE RIGHT GUY TO TAKE THEM WHERE THEY WANT TO BE. IT ALMOST FELT TODAY LIKE BOTH TEAMS FELT IT LOT OF GOALS. LAST YEAR, WE HAD THE

MOST CLEAN SHEETS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. >> THANK YOU. CHEERS. >> THANK YOU. >> LET’S PUT INJURIES ASIDE. THEY HAVE A LONG LIST OF INJURIES.

THE SAID THEY ARE ALWAYS FIGHTING, THIS TEAM, ALWAYS IN THE RIGHT SPIRIT. MAYBE ONCE EVERY FEW MONTHS, THE ATTITUDE IS NOT RIGHT. WHAT’S

YOUR REACTION? >> THEY WON ONE PREMIER LEAGUE GAME IN THE LAST EIGHT. I WOULD SUGGEST IS IT ALWAYS RIGHT TO PUT INJURIES TO THE SIDE? WHAT THIS DOES FOR ME AS LAST WEEK AGAINST PALACE WHEN THEY DID NOT TURN UP, INJURIES WERE THE SAME AS TODAY. TODAY, THEY

TURNED UP AND PUT IN THE PERFORMANCE. IT’S NOT ABOUT INJURIES. IT’S WHETHER THEY ARE PREPARED WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT. WE’VE SEEN THAT THEY AREN’T. IT COMES DOWN TO THE MANAGER. THERE IS A COLLECTIVE THAT ISN’T HERE. YOU TALK ABOUT POSITIVITY AND IT NOT BEING AROUND THE CLUB.

IT’S NOT. >> BEFORE THE GAME, HE SAID IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL YOU UNDERSTAND WHY WE ARE IN THIS POSITION BECAUSE OF INJURIES. THE FANS ARE WITH ME, THERE WITH US THEY UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION. >> THE FANS ARE WITH THE TEAM BECAUSE FANS,

WE KNOWN OVER THE YEARS WILL SUPPORT THEIR TEAM THROUGH THICK AND THIN. THERE’S A REALITY THAT’S MISSING AT THE MOMENT. THE TOP TWO TEAMS LED TO ANOTHER LEVEL TO MANCHESTER UNITED. FORTUNATELY TEAMS LIKE ASTON VILLA AND TOTTENHAM HAVE PLAYED OUT ANOTHER LEVEL THAN MANCHESTER UNITED. THEY WERE NOT

HAPPY TO LOSE, BUT THERE WAS A CONTENTMENT THAT THEY WERE AGAINST ARSENAL AND IT WAS NOT FOR A FIVE. THAT’S NOT THE STANDARD OF MANCHESTER UNITED. I DON’T CARE WHO IS IN CHARGE, WHO WAS INJURED, THAT IS NOT THE ATTITUDE OF MANCHESTER UNITED. >> IF THEY DO CHANGE

THE MANAGER, HE IS RIGHT TO STAND THERE AND ASK A QUESTION OF A MANAGER THAT SAYS NO UNITED MANAGER WILL BE HAPPY BUT YOU MUST BE KIND OF HAPPY, IT’S BETTER THAN LOSING 4-0. TO SEE HOW FAR THEY HAVE FALLEN IS TERRIFYING IF YOU ARE A MANCHESTER UNITED

FAN. IF A NEW MANAGER COMES IN IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RECRUITMENT. IT’S ABOUT FIXING THE MENTALITY AND GETTING AN ITEM BACK TO 18 THAT NEVER IN 1 MILLION YEARS WITH THE MANAGEMENT HAVE HAD TO DEALT WITH THAT QUESTION. >> U.S. THE QUESTION ABOUT THE SPURS VERSUS CITY.

THE SPURS FANS ARE SO HAPPY WITH THE WAY THEIR TEAM IS PLAYING. THEY’RE SO HAPPY THAT THE RESULTS ARE GOING FOR THEM, NOT AS OF LATE, BUT THE PERFORMANCES AND THEY HAVE REALLY GOOD PLAYERS. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT MANCHESTER UNITED WANTS. THEY WANT TO HAVE A CHANCE TO HAVE

OPPORTUNITIES TO BE IN THE TOP FOR EVERY YEAR AND COMPETE FOR TITLES. YES. MORE THAN ANYTHING THEY DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR A TICKET EVERY SATURDAY TO TURN UP AND WONDER IF THEIR TEAM IS GOING TO TURN UP AND PUT A GOOD PERFORMANCE IN OR HOW THEY

ARE GOING TO WIN. THE THING ABOUT MANCHESTER, WE’VE ALWAYS KNOWN HOW THEY WERE GOING TO WIN. THEY HAVE THE DIVINE RIGHT, THE FABRIC WAS THERE, THEY UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT WAS. THIS TEAM DOESN’T HAVE IT. >> IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A MANAGER TO COME IN, IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

MANAGERS TO COME IN AND DO A POSSIBLE TURNAROUND OF THE CLUB, YOU’VE GOT SOUTH GATE, POTTER, AND EVEN PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT OTHERS. GIVE ME AN IDEA ON WHO COULD DO THIS. >> WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CULTURE. TALKING ABOUT CULTURE. IT’S WHAT PAP BROUGHT TO MANCHESTER CITY. DOING THIS

IN A SHORT SPACE OF TIME. IT’S WHAT OLIVER CLAUSEN HAS DONE A CRYSTAL PALACE. IT’S HOW YOU PLAY, HOW YOU TURN UP, HOW YOU WIN, LOSE, OR DROP. SOMETIMES TRYING TO DO THINGS THE RIGHT WAY. AND THE CULTURE THAT MANCHESTER UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB HOUSE IS NOT RIGHT AT

THE MOMENT. PLAYING IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL. FELL OUT WITH THE MANAGER. THAT PLAYER COULD HAVE BEEN THE DIFFERENCE MAKER. FIND A WAY TO GET YOU ONE SIDE. SUDDENLY, THINGS MIGHT LOOK A BIT DIFFERENT. >> TO THINK HE COULD TURN THAT CULTURE BACK TO WHAT IT WAS? >>

I DO. A COLLECTIVE BINDER CREATES CULTURE. WE’VE SEEN THAT. FORGET RESULTS. WE’VE SEEN THE BIND. I HAVE

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