Erik ten Hag unhappy with ‘individual errors’ after Chelsea defeat

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag was left frustrated after ‘individual errors’ led to their defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s Cole Palmer scored twice in the 110th and 111th minutes to complete a remarkable comeback and inflict a 12th Premier League defeat on Manchester United this season.

On Saturday, Brentford secured a dramatic 99th-minute equaliser against United, while Chelsea became the third domestic team this season to snatch victory against them with a goal scored in added time, following Arsenal and Fulham’s examples.

Portuguese full-back, Diogo Dalot upended Chelsea’s Noni Madueke to concede a penalty in the 99th minute, which Palmer cooly dispatched. One minute later, the young forward was found unmarked on the edge of the box from a corner, his deflected shot slipped past Andre Onana and won the game.

“Of course, that frustrates me the most,” Ten Hag said on the stoppage-time goals. “We started the game poor, making individual errors.

“But by that moment already I had the feeling we are dominating the game and we fought ourselves back into the game. We make ourselves in a winning position by very good football, sometimes brilliant football, scoring great goals.

“And then in stoppage time we didn’t manage it, we didn’t bring the win over the line and of course, that’s frustrating. I don’t know what it is but what it is that you have to do your job and they know their jobs and then you have to make the right decisions.

“And we didn’t make the right decisions, we didn’t react quick enough to avoid this situation.”

With only 10 games left, this was a major blow to Manchester United’s top-four hopes.

Get Football | Alex Roberts

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