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Reaction To FA Cup Semi Win A Disgrace – Ten Hag1 min read

Reaction To FA Cup Semi Win A Disgrace – Ten Hag<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>


The reaction to Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final win over Coventry City has been “embarrassing” and “a disgrace”, says manager Erik ten Hag.

United have been widely criticised after relinquishing a 3-0 lead against the Championship side before winning on penalties.

Coventry had a late goal ruled out for a marginal offside by the video assistant referee in extra time.

“Football is about results,” Ten Hag said. “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.”

Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has been one of those to criticise the performance of Ten Hag’s side, saying there is “no coming back” for the Dutchman.

The FA Cup final against Manchester City next month will be Ten Hag’s second in two years as United manager, after they lost to their Manchester rivals in last season’s Wembley showpiece.

Asked if he understood the negative reaction to their narrow win against the Sky Blues, Ten Hag said: “No. Absolutely not.

“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.”