Following Sunday’s derby at Old Trafford, which saw Manchester United lose 3-0 to Manchester City, Piers Morgan has launched a vicious attack on Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United.
With two goals from Erling Haaland and one from Phil Foden, Pep Guardiola’s team easily defeated Manchester United in their fifth Premier League match of the year, illustrating just how far behind their local rivals they still are.
And Morgan took advantage of the Red Devils’ most recent subpar showing to go after Ten Hag.
The presenter, an Arsenal supporter, has never shied away from voicing his opinions and has frequently criticized United’s Dutch manager since Cristiano Ronaldo’s contentious exit from Old Trafford in November of last year.
Full-time on X (previously Twitter), Morgan did not hold back when he accused Ten Hag of pressuring Ronaldo to leave. He penned:
“A reminder that Erik ten Hag drove [Cristiano Ronaldo] out of the club and claimed he’d lose no sleep over it… and that the same [Ronaldo] has since scored 43 goals for club and country this year, while Manchester United are humiliated by City at home. Ten Hag is a complete phony.”
Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League in January, and he has since scored a ton of goals for them this season, despite United’s lackluster offensive play.
With Rasmus Hojlund, a striker valued at £72 million, still unable to score in the league, Ten Hag’s club has only managed 11 goals in the Premier League this season, at least five fewer than any other team in the top half of the standings.
United will play again on Wednesday night when they face Newcastle in Round Four of the Carabao Cup. On Saturday, they will play in the league against Fulham.