All the talk of Manchester United revival under Erik ten Hag has been savagely silenced. This was not a defeat, it was a slap in the face. Whatever improvements they have supposedly made look horribly exaggerated after this.
Manchester United’s submissive stance at St James’ Park highlighted the differing directions the two teams are heading in
Erik ten Hag and Anthony Martial were involved in an angry exchange as Manchester United slipped to a sixth defeat of the season in the latest blow to their hopes of a top-four finish.