Ten Hag denies Man United is in crisis after latest Premier League loss in troubled season

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Never before in the Premier League era has Manchester United lost three of its first five games at the start of a season. Erik ten Hag’s team wrote its name into the club’s history books for the wrong reasons after a 3-1 home loss to Brighton on Saturday. It was no surprise then that the United manager was asked afterward if this losing run represented a crisis. He said “No.” But the result left United 13th in the standings with six points. Brighton moved up to fourth. Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool all staged comebacks to continue to lead the way in the Premier League.