Brady believes Ten Hag has created his own problems

Brady believes Ten Hag has created his own problems

Former Irish footballer Liam Brady believes that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag's signings have been the architect of United's bad run of form in the Premier League this season. 

United's form has been up and down in the league, and they also finished bottom of a Champions League group that they should have breezed through. 

Because of United's form, calls for Ten Hag's head have grown and dissipated with every week that passes. Last weekend, United and Ten Hag were expected to get hammered by Liverpool at Anfield, but the game ended in a gutsy 0-0 draw. A result not a lot of people saw it coming. This has saved Ten Hag for now, at least. 

Critics have also taken umbrage with the Dutchman's signings for United. Antony is one player who has come under particular criticism for his performances, while his other former player Andre Onana has failed to impress many. 

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Brady believes that Ten Hag's recruitment abilities have not helped him this season. This has created a real problem for him, according to the Irish legend. 

“I think Ten Hag has caused a lot of problems for himself. Since Alex Ferguson left the club, it has been one disaster after another,” Brady told the Sunday World

"It is up to the manager to get it right when he signs players. If you bring players in, they have got to be better than what you have got. He has had to revert back to players like Harry Maguire, and for me, he's just not good enough. 

"Antony was a player they spent a lot of money on, and he hasn't delivered. Then you look at the centre-forward he bought, Hojlund, and the goalkeeper Onana... he has made a rod for his own back with these signings. 

"I had a go at management, and if you get your signings right, the other players come along with you. If you bring in players and pick them ahead of those who have been at the club for a long time, they get disgruntled that they are not playing, and it creates a real problem for the manager.”