Erik ten Hag hits back at Man Utd claims as Mauricio Pochettino issues verdict

All the latest news surrounding Manchester United amid another chaotic day at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are now preparing for a juicy mid-week clash with Chelsea after suffering another setback over the weekend. Erik ten Hag is coming under increasing pressure after his side suffered another defeat, this time against Newcastle United.

The Red Devils face Chelsea on Wednesday, and they will be hoping to get back to winning ways to drown out some of the noise. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Old Trafford.

Ten Hag hits back

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Ten Hag has hit back over claims of a dressing room revolt, claiming his squad remain bought in to his plans. United banned a number of news outlets from the latest press conference after they reported that players had stopped believing in the Dutchman.

"In every team, there are always players who are not playing or playing less who are less happy," Ten Hag has said. "That is not different to normal."

"You see the [late] comeback against Brentford, the Burnley game, the Fulham game; every time the team is there, showed great character, great determination and resilience. We are together. You can't play such great football as we did lately if there is no unity. No, there are no issues."

Pochettino on Ten Hag

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has issued his verdict on Ten Hag ahead of Wednesday's showdown. "[He is a] fantastic coach," Pochettino said, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday. "I remember when I was at Tottenham, we had semi-finals of the Champions League against Ajax.

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"I think it is good to see him after four years because after the semi-final we have not had the pleasure again." Pochettino, like Ten Hag, has had struggles early on, but still earlier in his reign, the Argentine is not under the same kind of pressure as Ten Hag at this point, and he will be hoping his side can take advantage of that pressure on Wednesday.

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