Erik ten Hag shuts interviewer down after Man Utd win as Rooney backs him up

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Written By Maya Cantina

Erik ten Hag briskly shut down a question on Manchester United’s ‘consistency’ after his side ground out a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday. Red Devils legend Wayne Rooney was on punditry duties for the FA Cup contest and sided with the Dutchman over his former club’s recent form.

When asked whether the top priority for United needed to be consistency from here on out, Ten Hag told the BBC: “We are consistent.

“We lost one time in 2024, so we are consistent. It’s not easy when you have the whole back line [injured]. We have to shuffle there and play players in different positions, but I’m very proud that we did it.”

Rooney then gave his take on the manager’s comments in the BBC studio, telling Gary Lineker and Jermaine Jenas: “They have [been consistent]. I think that’s the difference with Manchester United – they lose one game and it’s a crisis.

“I’ve seen it, I’ve been there and I understand that. I understand what he’s saying there. I think tonight was a big win and a good reaction from the Fulham game.”

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