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Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag has slammed the team’s mentality after they were beaten in the final minute by Arsenal.
He said: “Maybe in the next couple of hours we realise we are in a good position, realise we are in a good development, a good process, but at this moment I am annoyed,” Ten Hag said after the final whistle.
“I also told the players if you want to win trophies, titles, we have to change our mentality.
“Because it’s not possible you are in a top game, you’re making three such big mistakes where you concede goals. Especially the last goal, you have to feel the game on that point.
“A point was the maximum and then you have to take the point and you can’t give such a goal away like we did on top level. Then you can’t win trophies.
“I think [the mentality changes] with coaching, I think we can change that, we have already seen how the mentality from the players has changed over the last couple of months but we also have to notice today we have a way to go to be on top level.”
Luke Shaw said Arsenal handed them a ‘reality check’ after they were beaten 3-2 in north London.
He told Sky Sports: “You have to give them credit for what they’ve done this season, we’re only halfway but I think they deserve to be at the top from the way they play and how they play. But like I just said, we’re only halfway through the season,” Shaw told Sky Sports.
“There is a long, long way to go and we have to focus on our next game, as we’ve got a semi-final coming up. The quality of these games are improving, it was a tough game to be involved in, but these are the games every player wants to play in.
“It’s to themselves against the best and we’re all very gutted in the dressing room now. It’s a bit of a reality check.
“So we have to get back to work tomorrow with a big game this Wednesday.”
Roy Keane reckons Manchester United are still “well short” of where they should be for all the money spent.
And the former captain identified four players that prove the club “hasn’t moved on from the past”.
He said: “United have made progress but at the end of the game, I’m looking at Luke Shaw still at left-back – there are question marks over him.
“Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Scott McTominay – it’s as if Manchester United haven’t moved on from the problems in the past.
“I’m not blaming them as it was a tough game, give credit to Arsenal. It was a reality check.
“I still think United are well short.
“They were missing players today but a squad like United should be able to deal with it.
“Then when the going got tough you are looking at the bench and it wasn’t great.
“For all the money United have spent they are still well short.
“I think they are certs for top four, maybe win a cup but in terms of competing for league titles there is a bit to go.”
Man Utd are chasing Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque and want to pursue a deal this summer.
The Red Devils are one of a number of suitors for the 17-year-old forward, including PSG.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, United want to act quickly to fend off rival competition to sign the Athletico Paranaense talent.
But United may have to splash £52.5million to lure Roque from his homeland.
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