Manchester United disappointed by two Ten Hag decisions as struggling manager fails to alleviate tensions

Erik ten Hag’s Man Utd managed to hold on to a 3-0 lead in the FA Cup semi-final and secured a victory on penalties. However, there has been criticism of Ten Hag’s substitutions during the match, particularly the withdrawal of teenage players Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo when United was comfortably leading.

Despite United’s 3-1 lead, the team ultimately conceded twice more, leading to a 3-3 draw before winning on penalties. ITV pundit Ian Wright expressed confusion and disappointment over the substitutions, suggesting that United’s performance suffered after their removal from the pitch.

Garnacho had previously faced criticism for liking social media posts that were critical of Ten Hag’s decisions to substitute him in recent games. Despite this, Ten Hag emphasized that the young player has apologized and that they are moving on from the incident.

The pressure is mounting on Ten Hag to improve results, as United’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League have dwindled, making the FA Cup their only remaining opportunity to win a trophy this season. Minority shareholders INEOS may consider a change in management to lead the club into a new era.

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