“I never think about this”- Erik ten Hag answers who is favourite between Liverpool and Manchester United in FA Cup tie

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag talks about favourites in Liverpool FA Cup tie

Manchester United host Liverpool in an FA Cup tie on Sunday. This match is very important in terms of securing the long-term future of Erik ten Hag at the club. This game, and the league fixture against Jurgen Klopp’s side will play a very important role in terms of the club’s direction.

Here is what ETH told Manchester Evening News:

“It is a difficult one. I never think about this. It starts on zero. We are ready and I don’t think about the opposition. I respect them, as I do every opposition. We know where their strengths are and where their weaknesses are.”

Ten Hag adopts a pragmatic approach, emphasizing the importance of starting afresh with a clean slate. He acknowledges the challenge posed by Liverpool, a team with its own set of strengths and weaknesses, but refrains from dwelling on preconceived notions of favourites or underdogs. Instead, he expresses respect for the opposition while maintaining a steadfast belief in his own team’s capabilities.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag talks about favourites in Liverpool FA Cup tie.
Man United boss Erik ten Hag.

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For the boss, every match is an opportunity to demonstrate readiness and resilience, regardless of the opponent. His words convey a sense of confidence and preparation, underpinned by a deep understanding of the game and meticulous planning. By focusing on the present moment and the task at hand, he instils a sense of determination and focus within the squad, laying the groundwork for success on the field. Liverpool are not unbeatable by any means. In fact, we are one of three teams to secure a point at Anfield this season.

New minority owners in INEOS have not shown a lot of confidence in Ten Hag, and his future, as earlier mentioned, will depend highly on how United play against Liverpool.

As the Dutch tactician navigates through a turbulent period, he must strike a delicate balance between short-term results and long-term vision. While victory against Liverpool could provide a much-needed boost and alleviate some of the mounting pressure, a defeat could exacerbate doubts and fuel further speculation about his future.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag talks about favourites in Liverpool FA Cup tie.
Man United manager Erik ten Hag talks about favourites in Liverpool FA Cup tie.

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In the unforgiving world of elite football management, where success is measured in silverware and league standings, Ten Hag’s tenure hangs by a thread. While he remains committed to the task at hand, aware of the challenges that lie ahead, his ability to navigate through adversity and steer the team towards success will ultimately determine his fate at Manchester United. As the season unfolds and the pressure mounts, every match becomes a make-or-break moment for Ten Hag.