‘They were actually disappointed with the fact that they’ – Gary Neville drops bombshell revealing a shocking tussle between Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and his staff

By Daniel S

March 1, 2023

Recently, Manchester United clinched the Carabao Cup title against Newcastle United on Sunday, the 26th of February. The Red Devils outplayed the Magpies by a convincing margin of 2-0 to win any title after a long gap of six years. Both teams played this match at Wembley.

It was Casemiro who scored the first goal of the match for United and opened the score sheet for the Red Devils. Following that, Marcus Rashford didn’t make any mistake in scoring the second goal and confirmed the victory for Manchester United. Although it looked like Erik ten Hag’s boys weren’t at their best against Newcastle; the latter still couldn’t get the better of Manchester United.

Apart from that, coach ten Hag also brought Marcel Sabitzer and Scott McTominay in the final moments of the match in an attempt to win.

Meanwhile, the English football analyst and commentator Gary Neville has come up with a big revelation of tension in the backroom staff of Erik ten Hag among his colleagues and assistant coaches.

“I spoke to one of the United coaches at the end of the game and they were actually disappointed with the fact that they didn’t play that you would expect them to play but I just think; how many brilliant performances do you get at Wembley?” said Neville to Overlap.

You just don’t see free-flowing football – Gary Neville

“I thought it was probably as good as a cup final performance that you could wish to get at Wembley. I played there a lot of times with England, I played there with United, and the occasion you just don’t see free-flowing football. It brings more nerves and both teams are prepared like you wouldn’t believe,” he added later.

Later on, Neville also talked about the management tactics of Erik ten Hag with the team and backroom staff.

“But for [Ten Hag] to control it in that way, to show the experience that they did, I thought it was an unbelievable performance,” he added later.