Manchester United coach Erik den Haag has revealed his players are not interested, calling Thursday’s 3-0 Europa League quarter-final exit “unacceptable” at Sevilla.
Moroccan striker Youssef N-Nessiri scored twice at the Ramon Sanchez-Pijjuan stadium in Seville, 13th in La Liga.
United made a number of fatal errors, particularly from goalkeeper David De Gea and defender Harry Maguire, who were responsible for two goals.
Responding to Sevilla’s outscoring of his team, Den Haag told reporters: I have to admit it, it hurts and it’s cruel, but it’s true.
The Dutch coach appealed to United’s players to show more desire and consistency when in possession.
He added: “When you get hit, you have to deal with it and stand firm. It’s not about the skill of the players, it’s about the personality, you have to be persistent, desire and have passion.”
“You have to have a lot of desire to win, so what happened was unacceptable.”
United face Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-finals the day after tomorrow, Sunday, before traveling to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
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