'We didn't deserve more' - Erik ten Hag blasts Man Utd players after Bournemouth draw

  • Man Utd manager criticises players for poor display in 2-2 Bournemouth display
  • Ten Hag's side fell behind twice but claimed point through Bruno Fernandes brace
  • Red Devils sit 10 points behind fourth place
Ten Hag was unhappy with his side's performance
Ten Hag was unhappy with his side's performance / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

Erik ten Hag was critical of his Manchester United players after their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday night, insisting better performances are needed during the Premier League run-in.

The Red Devils fell behind twice in the first half as the hosts struck through Dominic Solanke and Justin Kluivert but left the south coast with a point thanks to Bruno Fernandes' double.

The result leaves Man Utd seventh in England's top flight, slipping behind Newcastle after their 4-0 thrashing of Champions League hopefuls Tottenham on Saturday. Aston Villa sit in fourth, ten points ahead of United, and face Arsenal on Sunday.

Ten Hag, who took issue with questions about this potentially being the club's worst ever Premier League season, admitted Man Utd's display at the Vitality Stadium was not deserving of three points.

Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag's United couldn't win on Saturday / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

He told Sky Sports: "This is not enough, we know that. When you come into the final stage of the season this is not enough. The truth is we did not deserve more today.

"We have to do better, control the game, score goals and not give as many chances away.

"The first goal we were actually well set up but we lose the ball in a bad area and it was a goal. There were two or three more occasions where we should have dealt better with the ball.

"Then down the right side they were finding ways to hurt us and there were jobs to be done but it was not always done. Then you get problems. Go with your opponent, that is your job. One part is collaboration and the other is discipline."

Man Utd will shelve their league campaign next weekend and instead make the trip to Wembley for their FA Cup semi-final against Championship outfit Coventry City on Sunday.