Carabao Cup holders Manchester United were dumped out at fourth round by Newcastle after suffering 3-0 home defeat.
The fourth-round rematch between last season’s finalists saw Newcastle strike twice in the first half through Miguel Almiron and Lewis Hall.
Joe Willock then added a third just past the hour mark as Erik ten Hag’s side slumped to an eighth defeat in all competitions this season.
This is another 3-0 loss at home in four days following Sunday’s loss to Manchester City in the Manchester derby.
Ten Hag crowned a promising first season in the hot seat by ending the club’s six-year wait for silverware.
But things have gone bad since and the pressure is building up for the Dutchman after yesterday loss to Newcastle United.
While speaking to Sky Sports after the match,Ten Hag told Sky Sports,”We know this is not good enough. We have to take responsibility for it, I have to take responsibility for it.
We don’t give the performance, so I feel sorry for the fans. It is below our standards and we have to put it right.
We have to recover from it but we have to quickly recover – Saturday is the next game (against Fulham), and we have to raise our standards.
This is not good enough. Players will stand up, they are sticking together – you have seen, they have tried.
But we know this is not good enough, and as I said, I’m responsible for this, and we have to do this together.
The only way for United to get through our current predicament is to stick together.
You have to be disciplined and you have to do it with togetherness, everyone has to take responsibility, be accountable and co-operate. That’s the key word.”