Erik ten Hag sends Manchester United fans reminder after tragedy chanting marred Liverpool FC win

Man Utd face Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend in a rematch of their recent FA Cup tie

Erik ten Hag has reminded Manchester United supporters of their responsibility after tragedy chanting marred their FA Cup win over Liverpool last month.

United produced one of their greatest ever comebacks as they came from 3-2 down in extra-time to defeat Jurgen Klopp's side in a pulsating tie that saw youngster Amad net a winner in the dying seconds of the match.

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It was one of the greatest days in the club's recent history, but celebrations were tainted by tragedy chanting during the encounter. Two supporters were arrested in connection with offensive chants while club bans were also imposed on a number of supporters.

Last week, the foundations of United and Liverpool came together to deliver an education programme on the impact of tragedy-related abuse and why it must stop, and ahead of their clash this weekend, Ten Hag has urged supporters to enjoy the occasion in the proper way.

“The atmosphere our fans generated was incredible that afternoon, and if we can produce the same noise levels around Old Trafford today then we have already seen what a positive force it can be and the impact that it has on the players," he told the United Review match programme.

"As such, it is part of my duty to remind every supporter fortunate enough to be at today’s game that it must be enjoyed in the proper way, and not used as an excuse for abusing rival fans about Hillsborough, Heysel or any other historic tragedies.

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"This is one of the truly great rivalries in world sport, for so many of the right reasons, and it is our responsibility to keep it that way. Whether the clubs meet at Old Trafford or Anfield, all supporters must focus entirely on backing their team and both Jurgen and I trust that we can count on that happening today”.

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