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Erik Ten Hag pens open letter to Manchester United fans
Manchester United boss, Erik Ten Hag has written an open letter to all Manchester United fans after he tasted success for the first time as manager of the Red Devils on Sunday. United beat Newcastle 2-0 at Wembley to lift the Carabao Cup – the club’s first piece of silverware in six years.
Two first-half goals from Casemiro and Marcus Rashford were enough to see off Eddie Howe’s Newcastle who will be disappointed with how they fared in the Magpies’ first cup final since 1999.
Ten Hag, who has now received backing from United legend, Sir Alex Ferguson, used the club’s official channels to publish the letter which he used to tell the United faithful of his gratitude towards them and his ambitions for the club moving forward.
The letter in full
Ten Hag’s letter reads:
To all Manchester United supporters I wanted to take the time to address you directly this morning. When I arrived at the club, we spoke about the challenge and importance of reuniting this group of players with our amazing fans.
“Believe me, this squad knows exactly how important you are. The bond between the supporters and the team is there for everyone to see and what we experienced together yesterday will only further strengthen that bond.
“The atmosphere generated by those of you at Wembley was incredible. From the first minute until the last you were there with us, driving the team on, supporting and encouraging them to get over the line to bring the trophy back to Manchester.
“For those of you who couldn’t be there, we felt your support before, during and after the game. Know that each and every one of you will always play your part in this team being successful.
Manchester United win a first trophy for almost six years. Delighted players go to fans. GGMU echoes around Wembley. Newcastle played well and their fans sang to the end. But it’s about MUFC, Ten Hag and his team. He’s done a superb job. Top four and a trophy. pic.twitter.com/VgIFVKqeSf
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) February 26, 2023
“I am proud of my players and staff for their preparation and performances. Yesterday, we saw the required desire, spirit and determination that we must demand of everyone who represents Manchester United. We set ourselves high standards every day. At Wembley we met those demands and got the reward of our first trophy together.
“We know the importance of silverware throughout the history of this great club. We are so happy to bring the trophy back to Old Trafford but we are by no means satisfied and we will not stop here.
“Together we have experienced the feeling of what it means to win together for Manchester United. It is truly magnificent and will only make each of us hungrier for more success.
“This group has made great strides in the last few months but there is still a lot more to come. I can assure you that everyone at Carrington will be working constantly because we know that this club and you, our supporters, deserve more great days like this.
“We will go back to work today, with full focus now on preparing to face West Ham in the FA Cup on Wednesday evening. There will be no complacency in our desire to return this club back to where we want to be.
“Please know that you are vital to what we want to achieve and take yesterday as proof of what can happen when we are all United together. Thank you for your support and dedication, Erik ten Hag.”