Erik ten Hag slams Man Utd stars for 'throwing away' lead and making too many 'mistakes' in draw against Aston Villa | The Sun

ERIK TEN HAG has slammed his Manchester United stars for making too many mistakes and "throwing away" the lead as they drew with Villa.

Calum Chambers last-gasp equaliser meant the Red Devils' winning run in pre-season came to a shuddering halt.

Ten Hag's team threw away a two-goal lead against their Premier League opponents, and the boss was not pleased with the performance.

The Athletic quote the United boss as saying: "In the first half I saw really good football, really controlling and dominating the game, but we have to learn from what happened in the second half. It’s not possible that you go 2-0 and then throw it away.

"Football is a sport of mistakes and we have to decrease the mistakes. That’s clear, but I have seen a lot of progress in these two weeks."

It is not the first time ten Hag has been unhappy with a United pre-season performance, regardless of the result.

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He also had criticisms to make of his side after they beat Liverpool 4-0 in their first pre-season game.

Against Villa Jadon Sancho opened the scoring after 25 minutes as he capped a great team goal.

It is his third goal of pre-season as he looks to kickstart his Manchester United career after an indifferent first season.

An own goal by Matty Cash saw Villa fall two goals behind at half-time in pouring rain in Perth.

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But Steven Gerrard's team bounced back in the second period with Leon Bailey scoring an impressive solo goal minutes into the second half.

The Jamaican then whipped in the corner which gave Villa the equaliser, as Chambers turned the ball home deep in stoppage time.

David De Gea's inaction in his six-yard box during the goal left fans frustrated.

It is the first time they have failed to win in pre-season, with the win over Liverpool followed up by victories over Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace.

On the bright side for Man United fans, the fiery performance of Hannibal Mejbri gave supporters much to talk about.

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