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Erik ten Hag told one Man United star to ‘stop WHINING’ during humiliating Brentford defeat

Erik ten Hag told one Man United star to ‘stop WHINING’ after he complained that 32C was ‘way too hot to play football’ during the side’s humiliating 4-0 defeat by Brentford

Erik ten Hag reportedly tried to shut down any excuses by ordering one Manchester United player to ‘stop whining’ after he complained it was too hot to play during the team’s 4-0 defeat against Brentford in August.

After losing their opening game of the season against Brighton at Old Trafford, United were looking to bounce back when they travelled to Brentford the following week.

However, the team had a truly shocking first half, conceding four times in the opening 35 minutes as they were blown away.

Brentford ran riot against Man United in the first half of their Premier League clash in August

One United player complained it was 'too hot' but Erik ten Hag told him to 'stop whining'

One United player complained it was ‘too hot’ but Erik ten Hag told him to ‘stop whining’

All of this took place in 32C heat, and one unnamed player moaned ‘it’s way too hot to play football’ during the match, according to The Times.

Ten Hag was not impressed at this deflection tactic, and swiftly responded: ‘stop whining!’

United managed to not concede any more goals in the second half, but it was still a damaging afternoon for the side as they slipped to a second straight loss under Ten Hag.

Ten Hag recently revealed that he walked into a dressing room with a lack of fighting spirit when he arrived at Old Trafford, and this appears to be an example of the issues that he faced.

United have turned their form around since that Brentford defeat, and are now in the mix for a top-four finish this season

United have turned their form around since that Brentford defeat, and are now in the mix for a top-four finish this season

He was clearly not interested in allowing the blame game to continue under his watch, though, and that loss has proved to be somewhat of a turning point in United’s season.

Since then, the Red Devils have lost only two of their last 13 league games to move up to fifth in the table, just one point behind fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand.

They have also progressed from their Europa League group and made it to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, with the team looking on course for a much better season this year compared to last term.

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