Ten Hag hoping for turnaround after Liverpool win

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is hoping that his side’s 4-3 FA Cup quarter-final victory over Liverpool on Sunday spurs them on to try to get something out of what could otherwise be a very disappointing season.

“This could be that moment,” said Ten Hag. “It can give the team the belief and energy to do amazing things. When you beat Liverpool you can beat any opponent.

“They are great characters and we see the determination again.

“This season we have had so many setbacks and every time we have had to adapt. Yesterday, Jonny Evans dropped out at the last minute and then we have to bring in a player who didn’t play for four or five weeks and had only one or two training sessions.

“But we can deal better with such situations than we did in the autumn when it was difficult.

“I am very proud of the run we are in but we still have to catch up. I am happy Spurs lost and Villa dropped points. We are happy to be in the semi-final but we have to keep going.”