Erik ten Hag slammed his Manchester United players, calling their performance “really unprofessional,” after his team was thrashed 7-0 by Liverpool at Anfield, effectively ending their title hopes.

United suffered their worst-ever defeat at the hands of their long-time rivals after conceding six second-half goals.

Liverpool took the lead just before halftime thanks to Cody Gakpo’s effort, but the hosts ran riot after the Red Devils crumbled in a poor second-half performance.
Gakpo, Mohamed Salah, and Darwin Nunez all scored braces, with Roberto Firmino completing the scoring late on.

Ten Hag’s side had been tipped to challenge for the quadruple heading into the game, with United third in the Premier League and also in the latter stages of the Europa League and FA Cup.

Cody Gakpo grabbed two of the seven

In an angry rant after being ripped apart by Liverpool at Anfield, Ten Hag questioned his players’ professionalism and accused them of failing to follow instructions and stick to their roles.

“I thought we played well in the first half. “There was one blunder in the organization just before half-time,” Ten Hag told BBC Match of the Day.

“It was just not us in the second half. It did not meet our standards. We didn’t play together as a team. It was inappropriate.

Asked if he was feeling angry, Ten Hag replied: “Yes [I am angry]. Definitely

“I am surprised because I have seen the last weeks and months this team is resilient and has a winning attitude. We had no winning attitude in the second half. We did not follow the plan and did not complete our tasks.

Bruno Fernades was left fuming

“We didn’t follow up, and it was extremely unprofessional. We’ve seen in the past that we can recover. Manchester City came after Brentford. This is unquestionably a significant setback. I’m extremely disappointed and enraged about it. It’s a wake-up call. We must face this head on.”