Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday’s Premier League action

Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday's Premier League action
Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday's Premier League action

theScore examines the most important developments and biggest talking points from Saturday’s slate of action in England’s top flight.

Honeymoon phase over for Ten Hag

For the first time since assuming one of the most heavily scrutinized positions in all of world football, Erik ten Hag faced vocal and widespread backlash from Manchester United supporters over one of his on-field decisions.

The manager’s call to remove Rasmus Hojlund just after the hour mark of Saturday’s loss to Brighton & Hove Albion was met with fury by the Old Trafford crowd, which jeered in unison when it became clear the promising young Dane was being substituted for Anthony Martial. The Red Devils, trailing 2-0 at the time, eventually fell to a 3-1 defeat, their fourth consecutive setback in the league against the high-flying Seagulls. Based on his post-match comments, it appears as though it was always the plan to give Hojlund roughly 60 minutes of action, an understandable stance considering the 20-year-old is coming off a back injury that delayed

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