“Does he not understand English?”- Pundit slams ‘stupid’ Erik ten Hag for saying Manchester United critics were ‘disrespectful’ after Coventry City win

Alan Brazil not happy with Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag hitting back at the media

In his latest appearance on talkSPORT, Alan Brazil has criticised Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag for hitting back at the media when asked if his side’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Coventry City was embarrassing.

“Does he [Ten Hag] not understand English?”

Brazil on talkSPORT

The former Man United forward and Scotland international also called Ten Hag “stupid” for not being able to deal with the question with deftness.

Alan Brazil not happy with Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag hitting back at the media .  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Despite making the FA Cup final, United had a performance to forget on Sunday. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The Dutchman did not take it well when he was asked in his press conference ahead of the Wednesday game against Sheffield United whether he thought the FA Cup game last Sunday was embarrassing for his side.

“No, I absolutely can’t understand the reaction [from the media]. You asked the question: ‘Was it embarrassing?’ No, the reaction from you was embarrassing.”

Ten Hag’s response, as quoted by Sky Sports News

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The question Ten Hag was asked was deliberately worded to elicit an unconventional response from an under-fire manager; the Dutchman duly delivered.

Without performances to back him, no amount of defiant words will save Ten Hag at United, which is one of the hottest managerial seats in world football.

And performances have not been there the whole season for Man United, with only a handful of things to be optimistic about ahead of a new era this summer.

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Going into the final week of the season, all Ten Hag can hope for is to provide as good an account of himself as is now possible by virtue of his team’s performances and, if possible, deliver another trophy.