Fans convinced Ten Hag demanded three more goals after going 4-1 up vs Betis following Liverpool embarrassment
MANCHESTER UNITED fans are convinced Erik ten Hag wanted his troops to hit Real Betis for seven in their Europa League clash.
United put one foot in the quarter-finals of Europe’s secondary club competition on Thursday night with a 4-1 win in the first leg of their last-16 clash with the Spaniards at Old Trafford.
GettyManchester United fans ran out 4-1 winners of Real Betis on Thursday[/caption]
The win was their first since being battered 7-0 by Liverpool last weekendREX
BT SPORTSome United fans are convinced Ten Hag wanted his troops to his Betis for seven[/caption]
The battering of Betis saw the Red Devils start to erase the memory of their embarrassing 7-0 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool last weekend.
And some of the Old Trafford faithful reckon Dutchman Ten Hag wanted his troops to score seven themselves.
That belief came from footage of Ten Hag holding up three fingers and shouting not long after his side’s fourth goal of the night.
One United fan tweeted: “Ten Hag telling the players we need 3 more goals.”
Another said: “Ten Hag wants seven goals.”
And another said: “Ten Hag asking three more goals by showing his three fingers was a hilarious moment.”
One remarked: “Ten Hag telling the players they owe him THREE more goals.”
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Another chimed in: “He wasn’t joking when he said he wanted revenge.”
Goals from Marcus Rashford, Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst put United on course for the last eight of the Europa League.
Ten Hag was thrilled with how his troops bounced back from their Anfield annihilation and singled out skipper Bruno Fernandes for praise.
He said of the Portugal international: “He was the best player on the pitch, it showed his personality.
GETTYErik ten Hag singled out skipper Bruno Fernandes for praise[/caption]
“He played a little deeper role tonight and he was brilliant, making the game from the back in position, a lot of good passes in between the lines.
“From there we created a lot of chances.”
United will be back on Sunday afternoon, welcoming relegation battlers Southampton to the Theatre of Dreams.
They’ll then travel to Andalusia on Thursday for the second leg of their tie with Betis.