United star backs Ten Hag

Scott McTominay insists that the team are behind Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag, after yet another defeat – this time losing 3-0 at home to Bournemouth on Saturday.

“It is not just a case of like some of the other managers where it has been a little bit toxic at times,” said the 27-year-old midfielder. “The boys are firmly behind the manager.

“We’ve got amazing coaching staff. We just want to do well for the football club and it’s as simple as that.”

United are sixth in the Premier League and bottom of their Champions League group. They need to beat Bayern Munich on Tuesday night and rely on other results going their way to qualify for the last 16.

“We are inconsistent as a team, we have not been naive to that,” McTominay added.

“We have spoken with the coaching staff about it. The schedule has been relentless, but we can’t use that as an excuse. As a group we have to come together and find out the answers to that.

“In the Premier League, every team is super athletic, every team in the Champions League can run, we need to match that and more when you play for this club.

“The manager can’t do too much from the sidelines, it needs to come from the players.”