Ten Hag’s Man United future unsure regardless of profitable FA Cup

Ten Hag’s Man United future unsure regardless of profitable FA Cup

Regardless of main Manchester United to win the FA Cup last towards Manchester Metropolis, former Ajax supervisor Erik ten Hag has admitted uncertainty about his future at Previous Trafford.

Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo scored within the first half, securing a 2-1 win regardless of a late aim from Metropolis’s Jeremy Doku.

This victory allowed Man United to complete a difficult season on a excessive observe and safe qualification for subsequent season’s Europa League. Nonetheless, the build-up to the match was overshadowed by studies that United’s new co-owner, Jim Ratcliffe, deliberate to sack Ten Hag whatever the consequence.

Man United completed eighth within the Premier League, their lowest since 1990, and have been eradicated from the Champions League on the group stage.

As followers celebrated, Ten Hag, holding the FA Cup, waved to them in what some speculated could be a farewell gesture. Reflecting on his tenure, Ten Hag mentioned, “I don’t know if I’ll keep,” Ten Hag mentioned in his postmatch convention.

“My focus has been on making ready and creating the workforce. After I arrived, issues have been a multitude.

“We’ve improved, however we’re not but the place we wish to be. Soccer is about profitable trophies, and whereas I intention for dynamic soccer, in the end, trophies are the measure of success. I’m very pleased with the gamers and workers for his or her unimaginable work.”

Ratcliffe, whose INEOS Group now manages soccer operations at Previous Trafford, praised the workforce however didn’t touch upon Ten Hag’s future.

“Successful the FA Cup at Wembley is wonderful. Manchester United weren’t the favourites as we speak, however they confirmed whole dedication and ability to beat one in every of soccer’s nice groups. We’re all very pleased with the gamers and workers,” he mentioned.

Ten Hag, 54, highlighted the workforce’s potential when key gamers are match, following an injury-plagued season.

“When the gamers are match, we will play good soccer. At present was an excellent efficiency towards the most effective workforce on the earth. Rivalries matter, however for us, it was about proving a degree after many setbacks. The workforce confirmed resilience, and I’m pleased with them.”

The previous Ajax supervisor additionally addressed the criticism he and the workforce confronted.

“We didn’t at all times have the gamers out there to play the soccer we needed. I’ve had a full squad perhaps three or 4 occasions in two years. Even as we speak, we missed key gamers like Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Casemiro.”

Nonetheless, United captain Bruno Fernandes voiced help for Ten Hag, saying, “This victory is essential. The supervisor has been underneath intense scrutiny, and he deserves this. So do the backroom workers and the gamers.”

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