Manchester United fans appeared to make their feelings known by booing Erik ten Hag’s decision to take Rasmus Hojlund off against Manchester City.
With United trailing 2-0 to City at Old Trafford and nearly 15 minutes to go, Ten Hag opted to take his main striker, Hojlund, off.
Hojlund was roped off with his side needing two goals
The decision didn’t go down well with the home crowd
Alejandro Garnacho came on in the £72million man’s place, with Marcus Rashford moving to the striker position.
But the decision did not go down well with the locals as loud boos rung around the stadium.
The cameras later caught United forward Antony shaking his head on the bench.
Moments later, United’s misery was complete as Phil Foden put City 3-0 up with a finish from close range.
That only compounded the misery that had spread around Old Trafford after a dominant performance from City.
Erling Haaland had netted twice earlier in the contest, the first from the penalty spot in the opening 45 minutes.
Hojlund made the mistake of pulling down Rodri in the penalty area even though he had some very good moments
Though it was a controversial decision to award the decision, the Norwegian made no mistake to score his first goal at Old Trafford.
He then doubled his personal tally when Bernardo Silva’s cross found the 23-year-old inexplicably unmarked in the box.
Ten Hag was booed for his decision to take Hojlund off
It’s been a very frustrating afternoon for Man United
It continues United’s poor start to the season, who remain eighth in the Premier League with 15 points from 10 games.
They have lost five out of those matches, as well as twice in the Champions League.
It has seen pressure ramp up on Ten Hag, who took over in the summer of 2022.
The Dutchman’s first season went better than expected as they finished in the top four and won the Carabao Cup – their first piece of silverware since the Europa League in 2017.
Even though the club has suffered greatly from injuries, this campaign has been awful thus far.
Man United have lost five of their opening 10 games of a league campaign for the first time since the 1986-87 season
Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, and Lisandro Martinez have all been sidelined for extended periods of time, severely weakening United’s favored back four.
But moving forward, Rashford and Hojlund have been a burden for the Red Devils, who have only managed one Premier League goal between them.
This season, Garnacho, Antony, and Antony Martial have all failed to score in the league.