“I want to win. It is not good enough, we want to be the number one but make mistakes, that is clear and what I told them,” Ten Hag said after United’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.
“It was a great game, a lot of tempo and the audience is the big winner. Two top teams but of course we are disappointed when you lose this game in the late stage. All the goals we conceded today are mistakes, it can’t happen.”
The defeat means United remain fourth in the Premier League on 39 points – tied with Newcastle who have a superior goal difference.
The Red Devils play Nottingham Forest in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.