Erik ten Hag Answers Sack Question Moments After Historic FA Cup Win Over Manchester City

Erik ten Hag Answers Sack Question Moments After Historic FA Cup Win Over Manchester City

Rene Otinga
updated at May 25, 2024 at 5:43 PM
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  • Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United beat Manchester City to win the FA Cup
  • The Dutchman went into the game amid rumours that he would be sacked
  • After the game, Ten Hag was asked whether he knew he would lose his job

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag admitted he ‘did not know’ whether he would keep his job, despite a historic FA Cup win over Manchester City.

United defied the odds to emerge on top at Wembley, thanks to an impressive performance that secured a 2-1 win.

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Erik ten Hag celebrates with his players after beating Manchester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley stadium on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Photo: Ben Stansall.
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Surprisingly, City were second best for large parts of the game and were made to play for miscommunication at the back as teenager Alejandro Garnacho scored the opener.

United’s other teenage sensation, Kobbie Mainoo, made it 2-0 in the 39th minute, rounding off a brilliant counter-attacking move by the Red Devils.

City came into the second half rejuvenated and intent on mounting a comeback, but Ten Hag’s tactics seemed to work perfectly to quell everything that was being thrown United’s way.

A goal eventually came for the Citizens, with Jeremy Doku finding space to squeeze the ball past Andre Onana’s near post in the 87th minute.

As reported by The Guardian, United held on for the win. Ten Hag secured his second piece of silverware in two seasons and United’s first FA Cup since 2016.

Ten Hag on whether he will get sacked

On Friday, sensational reports emerged suggesting Erik ten Hag would be sacked, regardless of the results in the FA Cup final.

It remains to be seen whether the Dutchman has done enough to afford himself some more time at Old Trafford, but fans’ opinions seem to have swayed in his favour.

After the game, BBC pundits Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer asked the 54-year-old whether he had any idea about his future at Old Trafford.

“I don’t know,” he admitted.
“But what I am doing is preparing my team, progress my team and individual players because this is a project. When I came In it was a mess but we are better.”

The United boss hinted he was keen on keeping his job, saying his side was not where they wanted to be, but there has been progress since his arrival.

He added, “We are not where we want to be, but we can get there.”

Rashford breaks down in tears

Sports Brief also reported on Marcus Rashford’s reaction after Manchester United’s FA Cup triumph.

The forward burst into tears in full glare of cameras, amid what has been a torrid campaign for him.

He was recently left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2024.

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