Erik Ten Hag Determined To End United Trophy Drought

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Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag has mentioned that he’s decided to finish longest trophy drought in 40 years forward of EFL Cup Semi-Last in opposition to Nottingham Forest.

United’s final silverware got here six years in the past when Jose Mourinho led his facet to victory in opposition to Ajax within the Europa League, however since then United have had no luck in bringing a trophy again to Manchester.

For the reason that 2017 triumph United have solely featured in two finals they usually misplaced each, as in 2017 Chelsea beat them to the FA Cup and in 2021 Villareal broke United hearts after penalties within the Europa League closing.

The Purple Devils are getting ready to the EFL Cup closing this season nevertheless, as they face Nottingham Forest over two legs within the semi-final starting with tonight’s first leg on the Metropolis Floor.

Erik Ten Hag has recognised the trophy drought of late at United and forward of the Forest match this week the boss spoke about his dedication to get the membership again amongst the cup winners.

“I had the luck in my profession to win some trophies and it’s magnificent, particularly for the followers. It’s so nice and I believe the followers right here have some expertise, particularly the older ones.

“But now it is a period Manchester United didn’t win trophies and it is too long ago. We are aware of that fact and we have to do everything to bring a trophy in.”

Forest shall be no simple match for United nevertheless, as Steve Cooper’s facet have now solely misplaced twice of their final 11 video games. The supervisor revealed that his gamers are all conscious of the historical past Forest have within the Cup and he hopes that they will do themselves justice within the semi-final.

“Even earlier than this spherical, we’ve got been very clear in regards to the membership’s historical past on this competitors to the gamers.

“We confirmed them the historical past, and I do know it was a reasonably very long time in the past, however that’s why supporters will get enthusiastic about this event, why they may put massive significance on it. The gamers are conscious.

“We’re really pleased to put the club on this stage again and we just want to make sure we do ourselves justice.”

Manchester United play Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening, with the sport kicking off at 20:00pm on the Metropolis Floor. The winner of the two-legged affair will play Southampton or Newcastle within the EFL Cup closing.

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