Erik ten Hag Gifts Newport Boss Graham Coughlan After Man United Wins FA Cup Clash

Erik ten Hag Gifts Newport Boss Graham Coughlan After Man United Wins FA Cup Clash

Fred Kennedy
updated at January 29, 2024 at 8:20 AM
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  • Manchester United beat Newport County 4-2 in the fourth round of the FA Cup
  • Erik ten Hag was involved in a classy gesture shortly after the Sunday cracker
  • The Red Devils face either Bristol City or Nottingham Forest in the fifth round

Erik ten Hag showed his classy side shortly after Manchester United's FA Cup clash against Newport County by gifting his counterpart, Graham Coughlan.

United took on the lower-tier side in the fourth round of the tournament on Sunday, January 28, at Rodney Parade.

Erik ten Hag presents Graham Coughlan with a bottle of red wine after the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Newport County and Manchester United. Photo by Matthew Peters.
Erik ten Hag presents Graham Coughlan with a bottle of red wine after the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Newport County and Manchester United. Photo by Matthew Peters.
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According to The Guardian, the match saw Kobbie Mainoo score his first goal for the Red Devils as the visitors won 4-2 to progress.

Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring for United in the seventh minute before Mainoo doubled the advantage in the 13th minute.

However, the home side staged a dramatic comeback to make it 2-2 via Bryn Morris and Will Evans.

Antony restored United's lead in the 68th minute before Alejandro Garnacho crowned the visitors' win at stoppage time.

Ten Hag gifts Newport boss

Red Devils boss, ten Hag gifted his Newport counterpart, Coughlan shortly after the match in a classy gesture from the Dutchman.

In a video doing rounds on social media, the former Ajax manager presented his fellow manager with a bottle of red wine.

Ten Hag approached his opposite other while speaking to the media on the pitch side before he shook hands with him and handed him the gift.

"We have a small gift for you," the Dutchman said.
"Brilliant. You know I don't drink wine, I drink Budweiser," Coughlan jokingly responded.

Meanwhile, United will now shift their focus to their upcoming Premier League clash against Wolves on Thursday, February 1.

Rashford risks Ten Hag's wrath

Earlier, Sports Brief also reported on Marcus Rashford risking punishment from ten Hag after he was spotted partying in Belfast.

The forward's latest case of indiscipline saw him dropped from the team that played Newport in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Red Devils are now scheduled to face either Bristol City or Nottingham Forest in the next round of the cup competition.

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