2024 FA Cup Final: Kobbie Mainoo Shares Erik ten Hag’s Message to Him After Man Utd Carabao Cup Win

2024 FA Cup Final: Kobbie Mainoo Shares Erik ten Hag’s Message to Him After Man Utd Carabao Cup Win

Joel Reyes
May 25, 2024 at 3:41 AM
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  • Manchester United will face Manchester City in the final of the 2024 FA Cup
  • Kobbie Mainoo is expected to start for the Red Devils in Saturday's contest
  • He shared what Erik ten Hag told him after United's Carabao Cup win last year

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Kobbie Mainoo is ready for the biggest match of his career.

Manchester United will take on Manchester City in the 2024 FA Cup final later today, with the 19-year-old expected to play a key role for the Red Devils in the title game.

He recently shared what manager Erik ten Hag told him after United won the Carabao Cup last year.

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Erik ten Hag relays his instructions to Kobbie Mainoo during the Premier League match between Bournemouth and Manchester United on April 13, 2024. Image: Marc Atkins.
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Manchester United fans were curious to know back then what the Dutch boss told the young midfielder at Wembley Stadium after the Red Devils won the EFL Cup.

Ten Hag's message to Mainoo at Wembley

Mainoo said in an interview that ten Hag told him, "Your day will come, We are going to win trophies together and your day is coming.”

They have the opportunity to make that happen today, with United one win away from capturing their 13th FA Cup title.

This may also be the pair's last chance to win a trophy together, with rumours swirling that the Red Devils are about to sack ten Hag after the FA Cup final, regardless of the result.

Winning the title won't be easy for Mainoo and co., as they will face the newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City.

They continued their dominance in the English top flight, beating West Ham on the final day to secure their fourth consecutive Premier League title.

City defeated United 2-1 in the 2023 FA Cup final, with Ilkay Gundogan scoring a double for the champions, per The Guardian.

Guardiola and Ten Hag's past matchups

Sports Brief also reported on Guardiola and ten Hag's past matchups in England.

They have faced each other five times since becoming City and United managers.

City have won four of their last five matches against the Red Devils, including a victory in last year's FA Cup final.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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