Ten Hag Slams Manchester United’s FA Cup Victory Response as ‘Appalling’

Ten Hag Slams Manchester United’s FA Cup Victory Response as ‘Appalling’

Erik ten Hag has condemned the “embarrassing” media reaction to Manchester United’s FA Cup victory over Coventry, calling it a “disgrace”.

United will face Manchester City in the FA Cup final for the second year in a row following a narrow victory over Championship side Coventry at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

United reached the FA Cup final, but were chastised for nearly losing to Coventry. Credit:

But Ten Hag has come out fighting after the Red Devils were widely chastised for almost losing the match after leading 3-0 with 20 minutes remaining.

United were heavily criticised by pundits and fans alike, with Jamie Carragher claiming that the manner of the performance was so poor that it would cost the Dutchman his job.

When asked if he understood the response during a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s match against Sheffield United, a feisty Ten Hag responded:

“No, absolutely not.

“Football is about results. We made it to the final and deserved it.

“We lost control for 20 minutes and were very lucky in the end but we made it to the final. That is a huge achievement.

“The reaction from you [the media] was embarrassing. Twice [two FA Cup finals] in two years, it is magnificent.

“For me as manager, four cup finals in four years. The comments are a disgrace.”

Ten Hag has previously blown up with the media, walking out of a press conference earlier this month after refusing to answer a single question.

United advanced to the FA Cup final after defeating Coventry on penalties despite leading 3-0 with 20 minutes to go.

The Championship side nearly pulled off one of the greatest FA Cup upsets in history when Ellis Simms and Callum O’Hare scored in the 71st and 79th minutes, respectively, before Haji Wright converted from the penalty spot in the 95th.

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Ten Hag fumed at the media afterward, calling them ‘a disgrace’.

Torp’s last-minute winner for Coventry was ruled out by VAR.

It sent the match to extra time, where Coventry thought they had won in the 121st minute when Victor Torp scored, but Wright was slightly offside in the build-up, forcing penalties.

O’Hare and Ben Sheaf both missed spot kicks, but Rasmus Hojlund converted the game-winning penalty, sparking celebrations in the United camp.

That included Antony, who was seen goading Coventry players, but Ten Hag claimed the Brazilian was provoked.

“He [Antony] was [provoked] and should not react like this,” he said.

“You have not seen the provocation, only the reaction, but he should not do it.

“We should acknowledge the performance of Coventry, coming back at 70 minutes when we dominated the game.

“The game must be closed, but the comeback from their side was very good.”

Ten Hag Slams Manchester United’s FA Cup Victory Response as ‘Appalling’

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