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I’ll Keep Fighting, Says Ten Hag After Man United loss to Crystal Palace

Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, has broken silence following a shocking defeat his side suffered at the hands of Crystal Palace on Monday.

United’s hopes for a spot in European football next season took a severe blow as they succumbed to a 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, dropping them to eighth in the Premier League standings. The team was looking to recover from a recent 1-1 draw at home against Burnley when they visited Selhurst Park.

The match began with high expectations for a United comeback, but Palace’s Michael Olise quickly dampened spirits with a spectacular opener. Weaving past United’s Casemiro, Olise delivered a precise shot that evaded goalkeeper Andre Onana. The momentum firmly shifted to Palace when Jean-Philippe Mateta increased the lead, deftly maneuvering past Jonny Evans to score the second goal.

The second half saw Olise doubling his tally, further consolidating Palace’s dominance and leaving United in disarray. The defeat poses a significant threat to United’s ambitions for European competition, as they now face a challenging end to the season.

With only three matches remaining, including a crucial upcoming fixture against Arsenal, ten Hag’s side faces an uphill battle to secure a position that would see them compete in Europe next year. The team’s performance in the remaining games will be critical as they strive to salvage a season that is quickly unraveling.

Speaking after the defeat, ten Hag said, “Absolutely. If the right players are there, so available, then we have a good squad.”

He added: “I will keep fighting. I prepared the team in the best way I could do.

“It was not good enough, I have to take responsibility for that but I will find energy and prepare them for Sunday’s game.”

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