Ruud Gullit aims huge dig at Manchester United and fears for Erik ten Hag

It's nine defeats in 17 games this season.

Ruud Gullit aims huge dig at Manchester United and fears for Erik ten Hag
Ruud Gullit is concerned for Erik ten Hag after Manchester United's Champions League defeat against FC Copenhagen
Ruud Gullit is concerned for Erik ten Hag after Manchester United’s Champions League defeat against FC Copenhagen (Picture: beIN Sport)

Ruud Gullit insists Manchester United have lost their fear factor and is concerned Erik ten Hag will struggle to save his job following last night’s defeat against FC Copenhagen.

United’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League are now dangling by a thread following a costly late collapse which saw them concede twice in the closing stages of a 4-3 defeat.

Copenhagen boss Jacob Neestrup conceded afterwards that his side secured three points with their ‘weakest’ performance of the season to date which represented a damming indictment of United’s current predicament.

The beleaguered Red Devils face struggling Luton at home this weekend and will hope to head into the international break without yet more storm clouds gathering but Gullit insists even the Hatters will be confident of pulling off a shock result.

He told beIN Sport: ‘Nobody is afraid of them and everyone wants to play them because they all think they have a chance. That’s the energy you have to take care of.

‘Every time you think they stop the bleeding and put a plaster on all of a sudden something comes up. Today again you start well then something strange happens and then you are out of control.

‘Still. I think you should’ve done better with ten men and that’s for sure, it’s chaos.

‘I fear big. When I saw him on the pitch after that he was very calm I feel for him I think they are going to get hammered this whole week. It doesn’t look good.

‘The thing is as a coach you think to yourself that first 25 minutes was excellent, that’s something I can build on and then something happens and it all collapses.’

United captain, Bruno Fernandes, meanwhile, knows United have a ‘mountain to climb’ if they are to keep their Champions League campaign alive.

‘We have a mountain to climb, so we must climb,” captain Fernandes told UEFA after the defeat at Parken. We have two games and we have to win those two games.

‘Before tonight, our aim already was to win our remaining three games. We couldn’t win today. We have to win the next two.’

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