Ten Hag under mounting pressure at Manchester United despite reaching FA Cup final

AFP , Monday 22 Apr 2024

Manchester United have kept their season alive by reaching the FA Cup final for a second straight year but their chaotic display against Coventry leaves manager Erik ten Hag under intense pressure.

Erik ten Hag
Manchester United s Dutch manager Erik ten Hag gestures on the touchline during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Coventry City and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in north west London. AFP

United were cruising at 3-0 up against the Championship side with 20 minutes to go at Wembley on Sunday before their staggering collapse.

The Premier League club had VAR to thank for escaping a humiliating 4-3 defeat in the final moments of extra time.

Victor Torp's "winner" sent scores of United fans scurrying for the exits before they realised the goal had been ruled out for a marginal offside.

Even then there was still time for more drama, with Casemiro failing to convert United's first penalty in the shootout before they eventually prevailed 4-2.

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