‘Hard to follow’: National media highlights Erik ten Hag after Manchester United’s FA Cup win

‘Hard to follow’: National media highlights Erik ten Hag after Manchester United’s FA Cup win

Manchester United stunned rivals Manchester City 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday to lift their 13th FA Cup.

Goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo secured a memorable victory for Erik ten Hag’s side after a miserable season in which they finished eighth in the Premier League. Despite masterminding a famous victory, Ten Hag’s future at Old Trafford remains uncertain after reports that he will be sacked regardless of whether United win the cup or not.

MAN Sport understands that, although co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is not convinced by the Dutchman, the club is supposed to plan next season under the guidance of the former Ajax boss. Below is what some national media outlets have said about Saturday’s game and the future of Ten Hag.

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Martin Samuel of the Times wrote: “Only the Manchester United hierarchy has the answer to the question on everyone’s lips at Wembley. Did Erik ten Hag save the best for last?

“Was this, as was widely reported on the morning of the match, his last act as United manager? If so, it will be difficult to follow, at least in the short term. An FA Cup final victory over bitter rivals , lifting the trophy for the first time since 2016. Ten Hag may depart in the manner of master showman Phineas T Barnum, leaving his audience wanting more.

“More performances like this, more young United players (this is the first time two teenagers have scored in an FA Cup final), plus a well-coached and hard-working team who were deserved winners, even if Manchester City took them to “I was on the brink several times in the second half.”