Erik ten Hag awkwardly shrugged Sky Sports reporter’s shoulders after not having a pleasant afternoon at Manchester United finding the mission ahead of him.
Ten Hag attended Selhurst Park on a Sunday afternoon. Because United’s utterly disastrous season ended aptly with a loss to Crystal Palace.
The team was spared the humiliation of playing in the Europa Conference League just by the fact that West Ham lost to Brighton.
The new Manchester United manager would have had to look really closely to find the positives in their match against Palace. The ‘highlight’ was Edinson Cavani swearing at a fan. presto.
Ten Hag probably wanted to leave the arena relatively quietly after completing his full-time job to reflect on whether he had done something wrong. But it wasn’t easy.
The Dutchman approached Sky reporter Gary Cotterill while leaving the game, but former Ajax manager security prevented Cotterill from putting him near Ten Hag.
“I’m happy to start? Do you want to stop right away?” Cotterill asked before security intervened between him and the new manager.
“Don’t push me. You’re on TV.” Eric, it’s not good to be controlled by the security team. Manchester United are a big club.”
“Don’t push me, you’re on TV. It doesn’t look good to be handled by security. Manchester United are big club Eric!”
— Chris Hammer (@ChrisHammer180) May 22, 2022
i love him and i’m not even a fan of unity
— Mr. Bradderzmush (@MBradderzmush) May 22, 2022
Absolutely love this. He came to work, no bullshit
— Kunal Call (@TheKunalCall96) May 22, 2022
Being on television is no excuse for invading someone’s personal space. Gary.
— Jamie Singleton (@jamiesingletonn) May 22, 2022
Journalists should be ashamed of themselves! treat people? Leave it to me, friend! Who would want a mic in their face and intrusion into their personal space like that? perplexed https://t.co/svSk5GpbYj
— 𝕊𝕖𝕓 𝕄𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕚 (@Seb_ElJefe) May 23, 2022
Best Utd staff defense this season
— Long Dong Silver (@LongDongMUFC) May 22, 2022
‘A man who treats himself as a bodyguard is not good looking’
Obviously you’re not chasing someone you don’t want to talk to either.
— Dan (@GixxerDan) May 22, 2022
Fans can forget Liverpool and Manchester City rivals next season and, as their current location suggests, West Ham and Leicester City rivals. Because Ten Hag’s rivalry is Cotterill.
Sky’s traveling reporter showed up at Ajax’s training ground last month for his first interview after the new Manchester United manager had just been announced.
This is run and run, and I’d love to see how many cases Ten Hag can ignore Cotterill!