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EPL: Erik ten Hag reacts after he was booed by Man United fans during 3-1 defeat to Brighton

Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag has reacted after he was booed by the fans over his decision to substitute Rasmus Hojlund.

Hojlund started his first game for the Red Devils following his £72 million move from Atalanta in the summer.

He was denied a goal in the opening 45 minutes as a tight VAR call ruled that Marcus Rashford had taken the ball out of play in the build up.

Ten Hag brought on Anthony Martial to tske the place of Hojlund in the 62nd minute when Manchester United were 2-0 down.

This decision was met with loud boos and jeers inside Old Trafford.

United went on to lose the game 3-1 but Ten Hag defended his decision to substitute Hojlund.

“I think it was positive,” Ten Hag said when asked about the boos towards his decision to replace Hojlund.

“You see the fans from the first moment at Old Trafford, the reception was great. He performed very well.

“I think it’s good that they gave this signal, this message. It’ll give him belief, Rasmus. 

“But everyone knows he came with a small issue. We built him over the last three, four weeks, he’s not ready for the full game.

“We have many games to play in a short period, we also have to build his fitness.”

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