Erik ten Hag has urged Manchester United to stick together as they try to weather a storm following four defeats in five games.
United have lost three in a row and go to Burnley on Saturday night in danger of suffering four straight defeats for the first time since Louis van Gaal‘s second season in 2015.
Ten Hag insists that the key to turning the corner after such a poor start to the season is maintaining unity.
Asked if he is surprised by the scale of the challenge, he replied: ‘No. It’s my second year. I know it’s not always going up, you will have your gaps and you get stronger from it as long as you stay together.
‘That’s what we’re doing. The dressing-room, all the staff, coaches, medical, everyone is united and at United you fight.’
There have been concerns over dressing-room leaks about squad unrest at Old Trafford, but Ten Hag added: ‘I don’t know if it’s a leak but I know opinion, I know my players. Everyone can make suggestions, we are okay with it.’
United go to Turf Moor desperately in need of a win to lift morale. ‘At United, you have to win every game so it doesn’t change anything,’ said Ten Hag.