Erik ten Hag is unlikely to give Manchester United fans what they want – Jack Flintham

Just in the Champions League, the Reds have scored three in Munich, three in Copenhagen, two at home to Galatasaray and three away yet still Erik ten Hag&aposs team sit rooted to the bottom of Group A. You don&apost have to be a rocket scientist to see where the problems lie.

Wednesday night saw Andre Onana bear the brunt of the responsibility. The Cameroon shot stopper was at least at fault for two of the home side&aposs goals, if not three.

But as Erik ten Hag explained in his post-match press conference, the team wins and loses as one. Following this principle, you have to wonder why the current back line in front of Onana has not received deeper scrutiny.

With United shipping goals at an alarming rate in big matches, many supporters are calling for Raphael Varane to be in the side. The Champions League winner was an integral member of a Reds&apos defence which last season was applauded for its strength.

However in recent matches the Frenchman has found it impossible to take the spot of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof or Jonny Evans. And those clamouring for his return though are likely to be disappointed, at least for now.

Ten Hag has mentioned on several occasions he does not feel he can play Maguire and Varane together at the heart of defence. Like it or not, the former Leicester City man is the Reds&apos strongest performer at the back just now.