Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is teetering on the brink after his side were humiliated 3-0 at home by lowly Bournemouth on Saturday.
United slumped to their seventh loss from 16 game this Premier League campaign, leaving them sixth on the table, while Bournemouth climb to 13th.
The Cherries netted early via Dominic Solanke, before second-half strikes from Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi piled the pressure on the Dutchman.
However, this loss comes shortly after ten Hag won the Premier League Manager of the Month award, leading the side to three wins without conceding a goal.
But the nature of the Bournemouth loss was deflating in front of the Old Trafford faithful, whose patience is being tested, with Ten Hag having taken over at the start of last season.
“It’s disappointing. All the players, everyone is disappointed, of course,” Ten Hag said.
“And me as well. We are together and all together, we are disappointed. It should not happen.
“And, yeah, we have to take the responsibility together.”
Ten Hag had ended United’s long wait for silverware by lifting the EFL Cup last term, while he returned the Red Devils to the UEFA Champions League with a third-place finish. That credit may extend his stay but he still emphasised with the fans.
“I feel sorry for them because they’re always behind us and they could expect more from us and we have to do it from the first whistle,” he said. “You can’t start the game after five minutes.”
“First, we have to put this in the right place. And of course we know what is coming up and we have to do things better. As you said, the difference between the start against Chelsea and today was massive and that shouldn’t happen.”