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Erik Ten Hag Claims Man Utd "Did Not Deserve More" in Bournemouth Draw as Andoni Iraola Dissatisfied with Ref Decisions

Posted on April 15, 2024

Following a taxing game, Manchester United's manager Erik Ten Hag publicly acknowledged that the Reds "didn't deserve more" from their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. Despite his discontent at his team's defensive performance, he conveyed satisfaction regarding their resilience to come back twice in the match.

The game was not without controversy as the decision making by the referee drew scrutiny. Andoni Iraola, Bournemouth's coach, voiced his complaints, expressing dissatisfaction with the decisions made on the field.

Further to the sideline viewpoints, match-day pundit Jamie Redknapp had praises for Bruno Fernandes, the double scorer for United. Nonetheless, he was less kind in his assessment of Casemiro's on-field performance, comparing it humorously to "Soccer Aid." In the unfolding of the match, one turning point came when United equalized after Adam Smith was penalized for a handball. However, the drama did not end there, as VAR played a key role in disallowing a late penalty. A foul on Ryan Christie was initially granted as a penalty, but replays led to the decision being overturned, ruling that the incident occurred outside the box.

Despite the controversies and setbacks, Ten Hag was appreciative of his team's tenacity and is now likely to channel his focus on improving the overall performance for upcoming matches.