“Howler” Manchester United fans shame Ten Hag for trusting lacklustre flop

Manchester United's French striker #09 Anthony Martial (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United's French striker #09 Anthony Martial (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) /

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is an overall popular figure. He seems to have the players and fans on board with his vision. However, in recent weeks, he has made some questionable decisions with have made him subject to criticism on social media.

Particularly during the loss to Arsenal yesterday, there were some decision-making blunders from the Dutch manager which saw him the subject of conversation on X.

Most notably, there was the decision to not include Jadon Sancho in the squad. The reason for this is all speculation and to be frank, only Ten Hag knows why he didn’t include Sancho in the squad.

Although, perhaps most hilariously as a neutral fan, it was the decision to end the game with Jonny Evans and Harry Maguire. In a match against fellow title contenders, this is certainly NOT the move.

But one player who seems to have gotten off the hook is Anthony Martial. Look, I know he’s received his fair share of critics for not living up to his price tag (the price tag being out of his control, by the way). But his performance yesterday? Man, we need to talk about that.

He did virtually nothing. This is probably why nobody’s talking about him, because what is there to talk about?

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Manchester United fans are unhappy with Erik ten Hag for starting Anthony Martial

Of the handful of Manchester United fans who noticed he was on the pitch, the reception on social media wasn’t a good one. Let’s see what they had to say…

Described as a “howler”, this fan thinks Erik ten Hag wasted a position in his starting eleven by starting Martial.

Andy Townsend noticed Martial’s lack of impact on the game and wasn’t a fan of it.

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