Ten Hag and United suffer painful defeat against direct rival Newcastle
Manchester United failed to win a match in the Premier League for the third time in a row. Direct rival Newcastle United was 1-0 too strong at home for the team of coach Erik ten Hag and starting player Wout Weghorst.
Another Oranje international, Tyrell Malacia, remained on the bench for ninety minutes at United.
As a result of the victory, Newcastle passes United in the league table on goal difference. Sven Botman’s team is now third, United has dropped to fourth place.
The first half was finished at a seething pace and it was a miracle that no goals were scored. Both teams had chances, but United goalkeeper David De Gea was busier than colleague Nick Pope.
After the break, the pace remained high and Newcastle opened the scoring after an hour. Bruno Guimarães was played free, crossed, Allan Saint-Maxime headed wide and Joe Willock nodded in.
Callum Wilson decided the game shortly before time. The substitute headed in a free kick from Kieran Trippier.