Erik ten Hag: Manchester United ‘take responsibility’ and vow to ‘keep fighting’ after Brentford stalemate

Saturday’s Premier League action concluded with a dramatic 1-1 draw in West London, as Brentford held Manchester United at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Mason Mount netted his first goal for the Red Devils since signing from Chelsea in the 96th minute, but a last-ditch equaliser from Kristoffer Ajer would be enough to force an arduous journey home for Erik ten Hag’s side – with only a point to show for their performance.

Speaking post-match, the Dutchman acknowledged that ‘we didn’t deserve to win,’ but insisted that his Manchester United side ‘showed resiliences all through the game. In points of aggression, Brentford were better. We should show more passion and desire in many moments of the game, but when you are winning, you should bring it over the line.’

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He issued a clear statement to United fans: ‘We will keep fighting. It can be a very good point in the end. There are still many games to go, but of course the points will be more expensive [harder to come by] in the end.’

‘There should have been three [points today], but now it’s only one. By the end, we will know how it can work out – but it can be a big point at the end [of the season].’

‘We didn’t play well,’ he accepted, ‘but there was spirit. There was fight, but not enough. It was enough to get the goal – 1-0 – but before that we had a big chance for Rasmus Højlund.’

‘We have many senior players – we should all stand up, and we also take responsibility for this.’