Erik ten Hag shares emotional embrace with 'star boys' Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo after Manchester United win the FA Cup... with the Dutchman 'unsure' over his future

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag could be seen in embrace with his FA Final match winners, as the Red Devils celebrated their surprise victory over rivals Manchester City.

First half goals from teenagers Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Manioo saw Manchester United lift the FA Cup at Wembley, denying Pep Guardiola's side a back-to-back double triumph.

Jeremy Doku pulled one goal back for City late on, but United clung on to record a famous win, and book their European place for next season.

Amid the celebrations after the final whistle, Ten Hag was shown praising the young duo who won United the cup as the trio embraced in their victory.

The moment was caught by many on social media, who felt the emotion behind the tender huddle and what it could mean for the under pressure boss.

Just a gaffer and his starboys 🫡🌟

Erik ten Hag had words for Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho at full-time 🔴#EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/L3imdyQncP

— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) May 25, 2024

Erik ten Hag embraces his two teenage match winners after Man United's FA Cup win

Erik ten Hag embraces his two teenage match winners after Man United's FA Cup win

Ten Hag celebrates Man United defeating Man City 2-1 in the FA Cup Final on Saturday

Ten Hag celebrates Man United defeating Man City 2-1 in the FA Cup Final on Saturday

Teenagers Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo were both on target in the win at Wembley

Teenagers Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo were both on target in the win at Wembley

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Showing affection for the current Manchester United boss, one fan wrote, 'He believed in their dream. Erik is great'.

A theme that continued across X, as another post read, 'SEE MY MANAGER AND STARBOYS'.

With one post even putting Ten Hag in the father figure role, supporting his two young stars, which read, 'Proud father man I love that man.'

Others focussed on the two teenagers by repeating the term 'Star Boy's and observing their clear admiration for their manager by posting 'They love him'.

Throughout the reaction across social media, there was a clear love for United's Dutch boss, despite there still being huge speculation over the future of his job at Old Trafford.

Fans went on social media to comment on the emotional embrace between the trio

Fans went on social media to comment on the emotional embrace between the trio

Garnacho opened the scoring for the Red Devils on the half hour, benefitting from a mix-up between Josip Gvardiol and Stefan Ortega and slotting the ball into an empty net.

England starlet Mainoo then doubled United's advantage, finishing off a well-worked move with a finish at the back post.

The win means Ten Hag has now delivered a trophy in both his seasons at the helm, but he's future remains unclear.

Reports indicated last week that he would be removed from his post, whatever the outcome in the Final. But could the manner of the win, swayed the board to extending his stay in the job.

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