Manchester United Boss ten Hag Booed By Old Trafford Crowd During End of Season Speech

Manchester United Boss ten Hag Booed By Old Trafford Crowd During End of Season Speech

Isaac Darko
updated at May 16, 2024 at 6:46 AM
  • Erik ten Hag took centre stage after Manchester United's win over Newcastle
  • The Dutch manager addressed the entire Old Trafford crowd after the match
  • The reaction was not what the struggling Red Devils boss would have wanted

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Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, faced boos from sections of Old Trafford during his end-of-season speech after full-time on May 15.

The Red Devils had moments earlier claimed all three points in their final home game of the season, with a 3-2 win against Newcastle United.

The win was an important one for Man United, who are aiming to secure a place in European football next season amid a run of mixed results.

Erik ten Hag, Manchester United, Newcastle, Amad Diallo, Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag speaks to the fans on the pitch after Manchester United's victory over Newcastle on May 15. Photo by Stu Forster.
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How Man United vs Newcastle played out

Kobbie Mainoo broke the deadlock with a superbly executed goal from inside the box, capitalising on a pass from Kieran Trippier that kept him onside.

Newcastle swiftly responded, levelling the score as Anthony Gordon tapped in from close range.

Amad Diallo regained the lead for the hosts with a remarkable first-time finish on his weaker foot, netting his maiden Premier League goal.

Rasmus Hojlund, who started the game from the bench, extended United's lead just two minutes after entering the game. Despite a late scare from Lewis Hall, Erik ten Hag's side secured the 3-2 victory, per GOAL.

United fans boo ten Hag

After the final whistle, ten Hag gathered his players at the centre of the Old Trafford pitch and was handed a microphone to address the United supporters.

Despite a mixed reaction of boos and some cheers from the crowd, he reflected on their inconsistent season and emphasised the significance of fan support.

"I want to thank you all for the brilliant support during the season," he said via Sky Sports. "As you know, it wasn't an easy season, but one thing remained constant - and that was the backing of you for the team," he continued.

The Dutchman also emphasised the significance of the upcoming FA Cup final at Wembley against Manchester City on May 25.

"The season is not over yet. We go to Wembley and I promise you those players will give everything to bring the FA Cup to Old Trafford!"

Five things Ten Hag has gotten wrong

Sports Brief also analysed five things ten Hag has gotten wrong at Manchester United, which has piled pressure on him and could result in being relieved of his duties.

The major undoing of the Dutch tactician was his recruitments; most of them were overpriced and did not justify their worth in the questionable system he implemented.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)