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“That is the mentality”- Erik ten Hag not happy with Manchester United winning just the EFL Cup

Erik ten Hag promises more success in open letter to Manchester United fans.
Erik ten Hag would want more success at Manchester United. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants the players to get fueled by cup success

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has urged the players to use the Carabao Cup success as the fuel to win more trophies.

Although the league title is out of reach now, United are still alive in the FA Cup and the Europa League. Win these two competitions and ten Hag will end his first season here as the cup treble winner.

The performances since lifting the Carabao Cup have taken a slight dip, with two league games without a win. But, the ease with which they swatted Real Betis in the last-16 tie of the Europa League showed that they are right back in the thick of things.

Erik ten Hag praises Manchester United performance in draw against Southampton.
Erik ten Hag wants the players to use the Carabao Cup success as a fuel to win more trophies. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

Here’s what ten Hag said about fueling one cup success to lifting more (h/t BBC):

“We enjoyed winning a trophy and it has to be the fuel for the next one. We have to set a winning culture. We are Manchester United, we have to win all the games, we have to compete in all the leagues. That is the mentality.”

It is a great mentality to have from the manager who is working like a magic man in his first season in charge of this club.

Amidst all the difficulties earlier this season and losing against rivals by big margins, ten Hag has made sure that things don’t fall apart and the targets remain within reach.

Manchester United's Dutch manager Erik ten Hag reacts during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Manchester United and West Ham at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on March 1, 2023.
Ten Hag wants to set a winning mentality at the club. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

As a result, United have already lifted one cup, and are one of the favourites to do the same with the other two competitions they are alive in.

It is Fulham in the FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford this Sunday before the international break. While our home game this season has been phenomenal, it will be a tough game against an in-form side under Marco Silva.

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Moreover, this is a cup tie, hence any mishap and the opposition will pounce on that opportunity to punish you. So, ten Hag’s men have to stay hungry and win the battles to beat the Cottagers. Without the suspended Casemiro, others have to step up.

Written by Mizgan Masani

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