Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has stated he will shoulder the blame if the club fails to advance from their Champions League group, saying after their draw midweek left them bottom, “I blame myself if we go out.”
The Red Devils must now defeat Bayern Munich in their final fixture while needing help from other results, a challenging double task ten Hag acknowledged as he said “We are in a project and we are improving…I know where we have to go, what steps to take and I’m sure we will be successful in the long term.”
With their last 16 prospects hanging in the balance, ten Hag has openly taken responsibility for guiding United through the group if they exit at this stage. But the manager maintains the club remains on track in their rebuilding agenda despite present struggles, insisting he has a clear vision to achieve success long term.
All eyes will now be on Old Trafford for their winner-takes-all finale versus Bayern as ten Hag bids to keep their European dreams alive through this testing period of redevelopment under his leadership.