Ten Hag begs for patience as Man Utd miss out on Champions League


Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has pleaded for “patience” after it was confirmed that the team won’t finish in the Premier League’s top four.

United’s 1-1 draw at home with Burnley on Saturday and Aston Villa’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea, means Ten Hag’s men can finish no higher than fifth this season.

It is a drop from last season when the Red Devils finished third and qualified for the Champions League.

“We have some very young players and that is why we built this club back and that takes time,” Ten Hag said.

“We built it by bringing in young players like Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus HĂžjlund and Kobbie Mainoo and they are all in the first season of Premier League. The Premier League gets more and more intense year by year.

“Those players have to adjust and that takes time. I am very impatient but we need patience.”