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Injuries have ravaged Ten Hag's squad, with Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw missing from an increasingly shakey defence and new signing Mason Mount denied the opportunity to make an early mark at Old Trafford.
A number of off-field issues have also hampered United, with Antony currently on a leave of absence from the club and Jadon Sancho forced to train with the youth team following a public falling out with his manager.
Here, MailSport's experts have their say on what is going wrong for Ten Hag and his side.
Pressure is beginning to build on Erik ten Hag following a run of three defeats in a row for Manchester United
Ten Hag has faced a number of issues this season, including a growing injury list and a series of off-field incidents.
MAIN PROBLEM: Scrambled attacking identity.
SOLUTION: They've become a counter-attacking team almost by accident. They can’t dominate the ball so find it hard to dictate the rhythm and direction of matches. Midfield is not athletic enough and the back four are not comfortable enough in possession. Andre Onana wants to pass the ball but is more capable with it at his feet than some of