What Erik ten Hag has planned after FA Cup final following report he will be sacked by Manchester United

Erik ten Hag could be sacked by Manchester United after the FA Cup finalErik ten Hag could be sacked by Manchester United after the FA Cup final
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Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag has spoken about his plans for after the FA Cup final with Manchester City.

Erik ten Hag says he will go on holiday after the FA Cup final, having already held talks with Manchester United's owners.

The Dutch manager is under increased scrutiny at Old Trafford, with a report yesterday claiming he would be sacked no matter what happens in the FA Cup final against Man City later today.

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United sources are adamant his future will only be determined once a full review takes place after the Wembley showpiece, though Ten Hag has suggested he has already spoken with the Ineos Group about their plans for the club this summer. Ten Hag told reporters that he has not needed any assurances over his future and that whatever happens, he will be going on holiday tomorrow.

Asked if he had talks planned with United's owners early next week, he said: "No, we already did and on Sunday I will go on holiday. I think I deserve it.” When asked if he had been given any assurances about his future, he added: “It is not necessary, we will go for next season.”

Whatever happens next, Ten Hag could win his second trophy in two years with United, following their success in the League Cup a year ago. The Dutchman is proud of the work he has done so far at Old Trafford and believes that he sometimes does not get the credit he deserves given all the issues he has had to contend with.

“I am sure that many forget this, yes, absolutely," he answered when asked if he thinks people underestimate the job he has done. “I mentioned it (possibly winning two trophies in two years) because it is a fact. This club is in a transition period and we have progressed many players to high levels. Some young players also came into the team and became internationals and will go to the Copa America and the Euros, which is very good. We want to improve the squad, we want to create a team for the future, but in the meantime we want to win trophies. On Saturday, we have a big opportunity to win another trophy and a third final in two years, I would say, is not too bad.”

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