Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker slammed for ‘pathetic’ Erik ten Hag interview on BBC

Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer have been criticised on social media after they grilled Erik ten Hag in the aftermath of Manchester United’s win in the FA Cupfinal.

The Dutchman, 54, has been plagued by speculation over his job for months and it was claimed on the eve of Saturday’s match against Manchester City that he was likely to be sacked even if United ended the season with silverware

After masterminding a 2-1 win over United’s local rivals, Ten Hag was interviewed by BBC Sport. But things soon turned awkward when he was asked about those rumours.

“Football is about winning trophies. I want to play the best football, dynamic, attacking football but in the end, you have to win games and trophies. That’s the mentality we brought in. This was our one opportunity and we did it. I‘m very proud of the players and staff.”

The interview ended on an awkward note too when Lineker said with a laugh: “We hope to see you next season!” but Ten Hag didn’t respond with a laugh of his own and instead headed off to celebrate.

Several fans have responded to the interview on social media by blasting Lineker and Shearer. One fan posted: “Lineker and Shearer going in on Ten Hag, to his face, after the man has just won an FA Cup. Weirdly combative interview. Give it a rest

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