Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel expressed his disappointment with Ajax manager Erik ten Hag for not making any substitutions during half-time in their recent match against Liverpool. Despite creating chances in the first half, United found themselves trailing 1-0. Ten Hag has become known for his early tweaks this season, as evidenced by his brilliant recent half-time change against Barcelona. However, he opted to keep things the same against Liverpool, which resulted in a disastrous 7-0 defeat at Anfield.
In the aftermath of the game, Schmeichel explained his main gripe with Ten Hag. He was expecting changes at half-time, but the same team came out, which was evident that it wasn’t working with Wout Weghorst and Antony. Schmeichel suggested that if you play with Antony, you have to play Aaron Wan-Bissaka behind him because he doesn’t take part in defending. He also defended Diogo Dalot, who received criticism for his performance.
Bruno Fernandes has been heavily criticised for his dreadful display, after he even appeared to ask to be subbed at 6-0. However, Schmeichel is more sympathetic to the stand-in skipper. He suggested that Fernandes has looked frustrated and that he hasn’t played in what he considers to be his best role. Schmeichel was looking for Bruno to be moved into a No10 position and suggested that he should be playing a central position as long as Christian Eriksen is not there.
SunSport revealed that Erik ten Hag was furious with his team after the game. The Dutchman channelled his inner-Fergie – delivering the famous hairdryer treatment. Bruno Fernandes has been singled out for criticism.