'We will not stop here' - Erik ten Hag pens open letter to Man Utd fans following Carabao Cup triumph
- Ten Hag pens open letter after Carabao win
- Thanks fans for their support
- Vows to deliver more trophies
WHAT HAPPENED? The Red Devils' six-year wait for major silverware came to an end on Sunday after they beat Newcastle 2-0 in the final of the Carabao Cup. Ten Hag has overseen an impressive turnaround in fortunes since his appointment at Old Trafford last summer, and United still have Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League honours to play for in the final months of the season.
The Dutchman has now come out to thank United's fanbase for their unconditional support, while promising to deliver more silverware after a memorable afternoon at Wembley.
WHAT THEY SAID: Ten Hag's open letter read: "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. 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."
THE BIGGER PICTURE: He continued: "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."
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WHAT NEXT FOR MANCHESTER UNITED? The Red Devils will next face West Ham United in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday before taking on rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.