FA Cup: Erik ten Hag Gives Speed the Side Eye After YouTube Star Asks Man United Manager to Sign Him

FA Cup: Erik ten Hag Gives Speed the Side Eye After YouTube Star Asks Man United Manager to Sign Him

Joel Reyes
May 26, 2024 at 2:21 AM
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  • Manchester United defeated Manchester City in the 2024 FA Cup final on Saturday
  • YouTube star IShowSpeed joined the Red Devils in their celebrations after the match
  • The social media personality asked Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag to sign him

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Is IShowSpeed a future Manchester United player?

The YouTube star brought up that possibility after taking a picture with Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag during United's FA Cup celebrations.

He asked the Dutch manager to sign him, triggering a funny reaction from the newly-minted FA Cup champion.

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Erik Ten Hag carries the FA Cup trophy after leading Manchester United to victory on May 25, 2024; IShowSpeed attends a party in London on July 8, 2023. Images: MI News/ Dave Benett.
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Ten Hag gave the social media personality a side eye upon hearing his request.

One possible reason behind that reaction is that ten Hag himself isn't sure he will remain as United's manager next season.

Rumours were rumbling before the FA Cup final that the Dutch manager will be sacked by the club after a disappointing 2023-24 season.

He gave the owners something to think about, however, after leading Manchester United to a famous win over crosstown rivals Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Garnacho and Mainoo justify selection with goals

His decision to start teenagers Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo proved to be a masterstroke, with the youngsters each scoring a goal in the biggest game of their lives.

Garnacho gave United a dream start, taking advantage of a mix-up between Manchester City defender Josko Gvardiol and goalkeeper Stefan Ortega to score the opening goal.

He then turned provider for United's next goal, delivering a pass to Bruno Fernandes, who issued a spectacular no-look assist to Kobbie Mainoo.

The 19-year-old made no mistake from close range to hand United a 2-0 advantage, a lead that they would not relinquish.

Ten Hag was seen congratulating and hugging his teen stars after the match, with the trio celebrating their incredible accomplishment.

Ten Hag answers sack question after win

Sports Brief recently reported on ten Hag answering the sack question moments after United's FA Cup triumph.

He admitted that he ‘did not know’ whether he would keep his job as manager of the Red Devils.

He secured his second piece of silverware in two seasons, leading United to their first FA Cup title since 2016.

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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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