Manchester United's 3-1 loss at home against Brighton in the Premier League this season only adds to the woes of the team. So far, the club has lost three of its five league fixtures this season.



During the match, Brighton was dominant and deservedly secured the three points. In contrast, Manchester United was in disarray for most of the 90 minutes, with Bruno Fernandes forced to play in defence.


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The team's coach, Erik ten Hag, switched to a 3-4-3 formation, bringing on Alejandro Garnacho, Facundo Pellistri, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.



However, fans booed when new signing Rasmus Hojlund was taken off in the second half, raising questions about the manager's decisions.



Ten Hag had previously enjoyed the support of the fans since his arrival from Ajax but is now facing criticism.



The upcoming matches against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, followed by Burnley away in the Premier League, are crucial for the coach.



This season, Ten Hag has had to deal with off-the-field issues, including problems with Mason Greenwood, Antony, and Jadon Sancho, all of whom are currently unavailable due to off-field issues.



The coach has already spent over £350 million on players, including Rasmus Hojlund, Casemiro, Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, Andre Onana, Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, and Sofyan Amrabat.

However, many of these players have yet to deliver on the pitch, and questions are being raised about his transfer business.



The scouting department at Manchester United needs a significant revamp. The club should consider buying younger, up-and-coming players for lower transfer fees and wages rather than always investing in big-money signings.



It's unclear if all the signings were the first choice of Ten Hag or if he missed out on players he wanted.



Although there are calls for Ten Hag to leave, removing managers after a period of poor results has not always been successful.



Jurgen Klopp's first four seasons at Liverpool ended in 8th, 8th, 4th, and 4th in the Premier League, but he is now seen as the best thing that has happened to Liverpool in many years.



Similarly, Mikel Arteta's first three seasons at Arsenal ended in 8th, 8th, and 5th, but Arsenal is now being praised for their football under his leadership.



Therefore, while Ten Hag may be facing criticism, his sacking may not solve all the problems at Manchester United. 


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