United’s gamers are set to carry clear-the-air talks on Monday following the 6-3 defeat on the Etihad Stadium.
Ten Hag branded the outcome as a “hammering” and put the efficiency all the way down to an absence of perception amongst his gamers.
“It is an open door,” Ten Hag mentioned. “This efficiency is unacceptable. As a workforce and as people we’ll criticise one another after which we’ll be taught the teachings and now we have to do higher, beginning the subsequent sport.”
Ten Hag was equally vital of his workforce following the 4-0 defeat to Brentford in August.
In response to the efficiency on the Gtech Neighborhood Stadium the Dutchman cancelled a deliberate break day for his gamers and compelled them to make up the additional working recorded by Brentford’s gamers throughout the sport.
Nonetheless, Ten Hag steered the issue towards Metropolis was a psychological one somewhat than a problem with work charge.
“The punishment had a cause, they [Bretnford] out-run us and we did not work laborious sufficient,” he mentioned.
“[Against City] it’s also psychological but it surely’s a distinct psychological problem. It is perception. “I additionally advised the gamers [in the dressing room] it is a lack of perception.
“I’ve seen some highlights and it was apparent we’re defending not on the entrance foot. We allow them to play. In possession we weren’t courageous sufficient, we made tactical errors and then you definately get hammered.”
In the meantime, Ten Hag says he’s hopeful the harm which pressured Raphael Varane off within the first half towards Metropolis isn’t too severe.
The Frenchman was substituted with United already 4-0 down however did not head straight down the tunnel for remedy.
“I do not assume he would’ve carried on however we bought him off as a result of if you end up 4-0 down you do not need to take a threat to get an even bigger harm and he could not keep on,” the United supervisor added.