When he serves his one-game touchline punishment for Manchester United’s trip to Everton later this month, Erik ten Hag is sure that his coaching staff will be able to fill in for him.
The Dutchman received his third yellow card of the year during the weekend’s victory over Luton, and as a result, he will be sidelined for United’s trip to Goodison Park after the international break.
Referee Graham Scott gave Ten Hag a yellow card after he complained to the officials about Luton Town’s late throw-in, which appeared to have gone United’s way.
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It was the third time the United manager had been booked this season, after he was also cautioned during defeats to Tottenham and Arsenal earlier in the campaign.
United will now be without Ten Hag for the trip to Everton later in the month, with assistants Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren set to take charge of the team.
When asked why he received a yellow card against Luton, the manager of United responded, “Why? the inclusion. It was the second time, and this time our ball was really evident. Since it was my comment, I was scheduled.
When asked if he would be penalized for acting recklessly, he said in jest, “Fining myself? When a player receives a red card, they are penalized; however, they are not for a booking. not the supervisor. You have to accept judgments at some time, and I should be the same.”
“We have a very competent coaching staff and they will take over,” the manager said in response to a question about how much it would affect United’s strategy against Everton. The coaches I work with are excellent.”