(Dan Tri) – Coach Erik Ten Hag believes that the new co-owners and fans can sympathize when Man Utd ends the 2023 calendar year with a loss to Nottingham Forest in round 20 of the Premier League.

`Injuries have caused a lot of problems for us during this period. In January, Man Utd will have a lot of players returning from injury so our level may be higher,` coach Ten Hag

Man Utd suffered a loss to Nottingham Forest for the first time since 1994 (Photo: Getty).

After a scoreless first half, Man Utd conceded first in the 64th minute after Nicolas Dominguez’s shot.

However, striker Gibbs-White brought the home team Nottingham a 2-1 final victory with a beautiful finish from the edge of the penalty area in the 82nd minute. Notably, this was Nottingham’s first victory against

The loss on the last day of the 2023 calendar year caused Man Utd to set a bad milestone with 14 losses in all competitions this season, including 9 losses after 20 Premier League rounds.

Coach Ten Hag revealed the reason why Man Utd lost for the first time against Nottingham Forest

Coach ten Hag blamed the injuries of many key players for Man Utd’s poor results this season (Photo: Getty).

`Surely everyone can see that our squad has problems. We had to play this match with an offensive line that was not as expected. Obviously, the result was very disappointing,` coach Ten Hag expressed.

The Dutch strategist added: `Man Utd should have done better when the opportunity came. We didn’t have many chances in the first half but the second half was better.

We were one goal behind and everyone could see the players fought hard.

The players are not happy with this, we have to do better.

Meanwhile, former Man Utd star Gary Neville heavily criticized coach Ten Hag’s team: `Man Utd is back to its old face: horribly inconsistent.

They left the field with a defeated attitude.

Man Utd’s next match will take place on January 9 when they meet Wigan Athletic in the third round of the FA Cup.