Erik ten Hag responds as journalists banned from Manchester United press conference

Erik ten Hag and his players will encounter another quick turnaround as games continue to come thick and fast in several competitions. They are sitting in seventh place before their midweek showdown at Old Trafford.

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Manchester Evening News were among the outlets that were banned by United from Tuesday afternoon&aposs press conference over coverage of their worst start to a season since the club was last relegated.

The MEN and three other outlets were blocked from attending Ten Hag&aposs pre-match press conference, staged to preview their impending match with Chelsea on Wednesday night (8.15pm). Another newspaper was banned last month after they wrote that Ten Hag was “on thin ice” at Old Trafford.

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Ten Hag reckons there are “no issues” at United – despite a 10th defeat of the season against Newcastle.

United have lost 10 of their 21 fixtures so far this season, are bottom of Champions League Group A with a minus goal difference and seventh in the Premier League standings with a -1 goal difference.

Newcastle ejected United from the League Cup – the only competition that the club have won in the last six-and-a-half-years – and there are mounting doubts over Ten Hag among players in the United squad.

United responded to unflattering coverage in the wake of the Newcastle defeat by banning journalists, including the Manchester Evening News, from Ten Hag&aposs pre-match press conference against Chelsea on Tuesday.