Days after a humiliating defeat against Manchester City, Manchester United continued its worst run in the ongoing Carabao Cup. Playing their second consecutive game on home turf, Manchester United failed to put up a show against Newcastle. The visitors thrashed Erik Ten Hag’s team by 3-0 while playing without main players.
Losing to Manchester City, widely regarded as the best club team globally, is not a disgrace. However, this Newcastle side, without their regular players, was intentionally rotated by manager Eddie Howe for upcoming critical matches against Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. Despite making eight changes, Manchester United performed so poorly that even an XI chosen from the away supporters could have secured a comfortable victory.
Newcastle surged ahead with Almiron’s goal in the 28th minute, capitalising on Tino Livramento’s assist to effortlessly beat keeper Andre Onana. Hall further extended the lead just eight minutes later, skillfully volleying the ball into the far corner following a subpar clearance. The home crowd’s woes persisted as Willock skillfully manoeuvred through the defence, delivering a precise shot into the bottom corner around the one-hour mark.
Will Erik Ten Hag continue as United’s manager?
Newcastle’s resounding 3-0 victory over Manchester United in the EFL Cup marked their most significant away triumph against the Red Devils in 93 years. This defeat extended United’s disappointing run, resulting in their eighth loss in 15 matches and their worst season start since 1962–63. Following their recent loss in the Manchester derby against City, this marked the first time United experienced consecutive home defeats by a three-goal margin since October 1962.
The team’s struggle continued as they suffered five losses in their first ten home games, a feat not seen since 1930–31. With boos echoing at both halftime and the final whistle, speculation surrounding Ten Hag’s suitability for the managerial role has intensified. It will be interesting to see if the Red Devils decide to continue with Ten Hag in the upcoming seasons.
Here is how fans react to Manchester United’s poor run:
Rashford partying hard tonight pic.twitter.com/iYkaJmuUTd
— Football Culture (@Xfootballcult) November 1, 2023
— honest Pessi fan (@philipjonesgoat) November 1, 2023
Eras come to an end
— Lawal??? (@tndlawal) November 1, 2023
Chelsea can never have this poor stats.
— Gidi (@CFC_Gidi) November 1, 2023
But Ronaldo was the problem. ???? pic.twitter.com/zxh06bzZY4
— Lormi ?? (@Lormi_) November 1, 2023
How much longer does Ten Hag have? I feel bad for him. He deserves to be at a better club
— Ehren Yee (@YeeEhren) November 1, 2023
Ten Hag is setting records
— SSD Red (@_ultraUtd) November 1, 2023
Why is Onana in the picture?
— ? ? (@CantonasMind) November 1, 2023