FANS labelled Erik ten Hag a “savage” ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.
That’s after the Dutchman delivered a brutal six-word verdict on one of Thomas Tuchel’s star players.
Fans called Erik ten Hag ‘savage’ for his brutal put-down of a Bayern Munich star
United travelled to Germany on Wednesday night looking to kickstart their group stage campaign with a bang.
An injury crisis saw the Red Devils name THREE goalies on the bench.
And Ten Hag’s rag-tag starting XI came up against numerous all-stars including England captain Harry Kane, midfield ace Joshua Kimmich and former top transfer target Kim Min-Jae.
However, United’s Carabao Cup-winning manager appeared to have just one Bayern player in his sights ahead of kick-off.
The Bundesliga champions don’t boast many weak links.
But Ten Hag identified flying left-back Alphonso Davies as a possible problem for Bayern’s backline.
The Canadian is known for his exciting runs going forward.
And Ten Hag delivered a brutal six-word verdict when analysing Davies’ actions in his own penalty box.
ReutersTen Hag said Alphonso Davies was ‘not a good defender’[/caption]
The United boss told TNT Sports: “Davies is not a good defender.”
This prompted a slew of comments from fans calling Ten Hag a “savage” for his put-down.
One said: “No way did he say that??”
Another declared: “Yo that’s crazy, Ten Hag firing shots.”
One noted: “Ten Hag playing mind games, love to see it.”
Another added: “Why would you say that before the game? Basically handing Bayern a team talk.”
Ten Hag’s words came back to haunt him early on when Davies made a world-class tackle to prevent Facundo Pellistri from scoring after just four minutes.
Christian Eriksen’s follow-up was then brilliantly saved by Bayern goalie Sven Ulreich.
And Ten Hag was left standing on the touchline with his head in his hands.