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Erik ten Hag calls out Gary Lineker to his face in spiky BBC chat after Man Utd win FA Cup


Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag told Gary Lineker live on the BBC that he and his players have been unfairly treated by the media this season following Saturday’s FA Cup final triumph over Manchester City at Wembley.

Ten Hag has battled rampant injury issues all campaign, and they have had a devastating impact on performances and results. Falling from third place in 2022/23 to eighth place this term, United notched their worst league finish in 34 years.

But Saturday’s performance at Wembley ensured they ended the season on a high. The surprise 2-1 win over noisy neighbours Manchester City not only boosted Ten Hag’s stock in the minds of supporters, but it also earned the Red Devils a spot in next term’s Europa League.

The United boss recently aired grievances about media coverage on the club’s season. And when Lineker asked him during a post-match interview whether he felt ‘unfairly treated’ by the media including ‘the likes of ourselves’ while pointing to Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Micah Richards, Ten Hag was short and snappy with his response.

“I think so,” he said. “The team, me as well, it was not right.”

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