Seven things Erik ten Hag must fix at Man Utd after horrendous start to new season - gallery

Manchester United have endured a terrible start to the 2023/24 season.

Manchester United’s start to the 2023/24 season has not gone to plan, and after 11 matches this campaign there’s a growing sense of despair at Old Trafford.

Scott McTominay may have ensured United went into the international break on a high after his two injury-time goals rescued three points on Saturday in the 2-1 win over Brentford, but that very much masked another underwhelming display from the Red Devils.

United currently sit 10th in the Premier League table after losing four of the opening eight matches this term. Erik ten Hag’s side have also lost both group matches in the Champions League, but did manage to progress to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a win over Crystal Palace.

That cup victory was perhaps the only good performance of the campaign to date, albeit against an understrength Palace side, and even in the wins over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Burnley and Brentford, United didn’t play well across the 90 minutes. In truth, only one of those matches did the Red Devils actually deserve to take the three points from.

It’s an incredibly worrying trend for Ten Hag, who enjoyed such an optimistic first season at Old Trafford. But his second has been fraught with issues since it began nearly two months ago.

So what has gone wrong this season and what needs to improve? We’ve taken a look back at the campaign to date and picked out seven issues that Ten Hag must address if he’s to turn things around…

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