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Man United ‘Must Do Everything’ To Win FA Cup – Ten Hag

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has urged his players to ensure they win the FA Cup against Manchester City.
According to him, Manchester United must “do everything” to reward the loyalty of the “best fans in the world” by winning the FA Cup.
This is as the team recorded its worst finish to a Premier League season.
Although United won 2-0 at Brighton on Sunday’s final day of the campaign, that was only good enough for eighth place — their worst position at the end of a season since they came 13th under celebrated manager Alex Ferguson in 1990.
Hopes of qualifying for Europe next season now rest on United beating Manchester City in next weekend’s FA Cup final.
And the result at Wembley could have a major bearing on whether the Dutchman keeps his job after a traumatic season at Old Trafford.
United will have the added incentive of trying to deny local rivals City another domestic double after Pep Guardiola’s side clinched an unprecedented fourth successive English title on Sunday.
But even if United lift the FA Cup, there is no disguising the pain of a league season in which the 20-time league champions suffered 14 defeats and finished with a negative goal difference.
United manager Ten Hag thanked United’s supporters for their backing after late goals from Diogo Dalot and substitute Rasmus Hojlund ensured Roberto De Zerbi’s last match as Brighton boss ended in defeat.
“We have the best fans in the world and I mean this,” said Ten Hag, whose squad has been blighted by injuries this season.
“I have never had this experience when you have a season like us, which is by far not good enough, that the supporters are with us.”
The 54-year-old added: “They are with us in the bad season and in bad times they are there. I think also they know why the bad times are there.
“But we have to pay them back and we have to do everything to give them a trophy next week — but also for the future, we have to perform better.”
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I’m surprised to see this – Erik Ten Hag reacts to 7-0 defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag has given a scathing assessment of his team’s pitiful performance against Liverpool which led to a 7-0 defeat.

Addressing reporters after the match, Ten Hag said he was disappointed with the way his players reacted to conceding two goals so soon after the break. He added that he couldn’t recognize the team throughout the match.

The Dutch coach said;

“It’s 3-0, as a team you stick together. We didn’t do that. I’m surprised to see this from our team, I don’t think it’s us, I don’t think it’s Manchester United.”

Ten Hag also averred that the Manchester United side which played against Liverpool were “unprofessional”. He added;

“After halftime, so quickly we gave the game away. We made bad decisions on the ball, how we anticipate, how we concede the goal. The third [goal] was a counter and we were so unprofessional with our decisions, running away, giving the space away, not tracking back.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Outburst Against Newcastle United: Erik Ten Hag’s Response

Erik Ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, responded to Cristiano Ronaldo’s outburst during the match against Newcastle United.

On Sunday, October 16, 2022, Ronaldo expressed his annoyance at being replaced during the second half of the match against the Magpies. Ten Hag thinks that Ronaldo’s response was understandable because no player enjoys being replaced during a game.

I think no player is happy when he [is taken] off, especially not Ronaldo, I understand that. As long as it is [done] in a quite normal way, [I have] no problem with that. He is, of course, convinced that he should stay on and he should score a goal. That is why he is that good. I know it [the hat-trick], but, and, of course, when you line up several facts you take count of, but also other facts you take count of.

Prior to leaving the Red Devils or retiring from football, the 37-year-old will be aiming to achieve more milestones. He recently scored his 700th club career goal.