Jurgen Klopp reacts to Manchester United getting beaten by Newcastle in Carabao Cup

Klopp's face summed up United's performance.

Jurgen Klopp reacts to Manchester United getting beaten by Newcastle in Carabao Cup
Jurgen Klopp winced as he saw Manchester United's scoreline against Newcastle on TV
Jurgen Klopp winced as he saw Manchester United’s scoreline against Newcastle on TV (Hayters)

Jurgen Klopp’s reaction summed up the state of Manchester United’s performance as Erik ten Hag’s side were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Newcastle United on Wednesday evening.

United delivered another dismal performance in front of their supporters at Old Trafford as first-half goals from Miguel Almiron and Lewis Hall gave Newcastle a deserved lead.

Joe Willock’s brilliant strike extended Newcastle’s advantage in the 60th minute, while Ten Hag threw on Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Rasmus Hojlund just after the hour mark in an attempt to salvage the tie, but Newcastle held on to run out 3-0 winners.

Liverpool, meanwhile, reached the Carabao Cup quarter final as Darwin Nunez’s superb effort sealed a 2-1 win away to Bournemouth.

And as Klopp sat down to start his post-match press conference, the Liverpool manager winced as he saw the United’s scoreline against Newcastle on a nearby TV screen.

Speaking after United’s defeat, Ten Hag said: ‘We know the standards you can expect with Manchester United, it is not good enough by far. We have to put things right.

‘I take responsibility for it, it’s my team and they’re not performing. I share it with my players but I’m responsible.

‘As a team we aren’t good enough, whatever the reasons are. No space for excuses. We have to do things better, we have to raise our standards because otherwise you never get the right levels, performance or results.

‘The results are not there, the logical process is the confidence goes down. You are at Manchester United, it’s expected that you deal with that pressure so that’s normal. Play football but they have to understand we have to do it together, everyone has to take responsibility for his own performance and togetherness for the performance.’

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