Man United vs Sheffield United – Premier League: Live score, team news and updates as under pressure Erik ten Hag looks to build on penalty-shootout FA Cup semi-final win

As mentioned, Ten Hag went on the attack in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday when responding to suggestions the penalty shoot-out win over Coventry was ’embarrassing’.

‘You made (asked) the question, “is it embarrassing?” No, the reaction from you was embarrassing. The comments are a disgrace,’ Ten Hag said.

‘Top football is about results. We made it to a final and we deserved it, not only by this game but also the other games. We lost control for 20 minutes, we also had bad luck for 3-2 and 3-3. We were very lucky in the end, clear.

‘We were not happy with it. I can see the fans are not happy with it as well, but they get fed by opinions. But all over, what I heard is that the fans are very happy we are again in the FA Cup final.

It is a huge achievement. Twice in two years is magnificent. For me as a manager, five cup finals in four years.’

Mail Sport’s Nathan Salt writes that while Ten Hag has come out fighting with the media this week, it is now time for his side to do so on the pitch.