Erik ten Hag was a little fired up after Manchester United’s win over Liverpool, with the Dutchman dropping a swear word in a live TV interview after the game.
Goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford sealed a 2-1 victory for the Red Devils over their rivals at Old Trafford.
The win is Ten Hag’s first competitive triumph as Man United boss, who has praised his players’ attitude and fighting spirit.
However, he got slightly carried away by Sky Sports presenter Dave Jones having to apologize for Ten Hag’s colorful choice of words.
“We can talk about tactics, but it’s all about attitude,” Ten Hag said.
“Now you see we bring an attitude to the pitch and there was communication, there was a fighting spirit and there was a team and you can see what they can achieve because they can f**k **** playing good football.
“I wanted a different approach, a different attitude and that’s what they bring to the pitch, that’s what satisfies me.
“It’s only the beginning, we have to stay humble, we can play a lot better if we keep more composure. We have good players – now be a good team and then we will act.
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“It’s not always about what we said, I said we have to act and not talk a lot, make sure you are a team, fight and be as brave.”
Former Man United star Gary Neville wasn’t offended at all, adding he liked to hear Ten Hag’s fruity language.
But Neville was much more impressed with the improvement in the team compared to their last outing, which saw them suffer a 4-0 defeat at Brentford.
“I’m absolutely amazed to be honest with you. I didn’t think it was possible what I saw in terms of the response,” Neville said.
“I thought the players had cemented what they were doing week after week for several months at the end of last season, at the start of this season.
“I don’t know what happened this week, but they reacted. Maybe the slight personnel changes, make the brave changes. The captain, the star player both went on the bench but maybe the manager gained some seriousness.
“I think Bruno Fernandes responded, Lisandro Martinez at the back played well alongside Raphaël Varane.
“I don’t know what it is but I can’t believe what I just witnessed. Liverpool weren’t at their best, but they weren’t at their best against Crystal Palace and Fulham, but that was just the difference in effort I saw from Manchester United.
“They’ve overtaken Liverpool, they’ve overtaken Liverpool and we’ve wondered many times if they can do it and they showed tonight that they are.”
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