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Man Utd's stance on sacking Erik ten Hag revealed after FA Cup semi-final win

Man Utd's stance on sacking Erik ten Hag revealed after FA Cup semi-final win

Ten Hag's future has been in doubt since the FA Cup semi-final win over Coventry.

Manchester United are reportedly close to making a decision on the future of Erik ten Hag after their FA Cup semi-final win over Coventry.

United prevailed on penalties following a 3-3 draw after extra time at Wembley.

But it was the manner of the eventual victory that will have worried Ten Hag, with United going 3-0 up and in control of proceedings before then capitulating in the latter part of the second half.

It wasn't far from a carbon copy of several United performances against this season, although the fact that their latest performance was against Championship opposition will have been of most concern.

Majority owners Avram and Joel Glazer, and minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, were present at Wembley, as well as newly-appointed technical director Jason Wilcox - who is believed to be undertaking a review of Ten Hag's performance.

Now, according to The Sun's Neil Custis, United chiefs are leaning towards sacking Ten Hag even if United win the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

The report claims that it is 'looking increasingly unlikely' that the Dutchman will be in charge next season, and Ratcliffe's failure to provide public backing at this stage is also seen as counting against Ten Hag.

The United manager described his side reaching the FA Cup final for a second consecutive season as a 'huge achievement' in his post-match interview with the club's official website, but acknowledged that they had to improve.

He said: "We had total control for so long, and then gave it away in the last part of the game.


"We did show resilience to win the penalty shootout. We had control for 75 minutes and have to give Coventry a compliment for what they did in the last 15 minutes.

"But we have to improve. We talk a lot about this. First, you put yourself in a winning position, but then you have to take it over the line.

"In these moments, we are making mistakes and not keeping our responsibilities. We have to show resilience. When you are so in control, you should win easy."

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Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Erik Ten Hag, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Football