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BBC Sport pundit predicts Newport County vs Man Utd as ’embarrassing’ warning sent to Erik ten Hag.



Chris Sutton, a sports analyst for BBC Sport, has cautioned Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, prior to the club’s FA Cup match against Newport County.

United advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a resolute 2-0 triumph at the DW Stadium over Wigan in the third round earlier this month.Last season, Erik ten Hag’s squad was unable to secure the FA Cup trophy as they were defeated 2-1 at Wembley by crosstown rivals Manchester City.


Ten Hag’s only viable opportunity to acquire significant trophies this season is through the FA Cup, as United have been eliminated from both the Champions League and the Carabao Cup.


United will face League Two side Newport County at the Rodney Parade on Sunday in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm UK time.Sutton forecasts Manchester United vs. Newport County.

Sutton predicted in his BBC Sport column that Manchester United would hand Newport County “too much” and favored the Red Devils to secure a “comfortable” victory.Nevertheless, Erik ten Hag has been cautioned by the 50-year-old TNT Sports analyst that a loss to Newport County would rank among the most disgraceful outcomes in the annals of Manchester United.


Sutton, in defiance of his admonition to the Dutchman, anticipates that Manchester United will advance to the FA Cup quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over Newport County.


“I recall Newport eliminating Leicester, a Premier League club, in the FA Cup in 2019, and they have defeated a number of major clubs in recent years,” he continued.


“However, I do not believe they will eliminate Manchester United.”This is a difficult away match to negotiate, but let’s get it right: a loss to a League Two team would be among the most disgraceful outcomes in the club’s history if Erik ten Hag’s squad were to fall short.


As a result, I am optimistic regarding United; I believe they will maintain a clean sheet and will have an advantage over Newport in a comfortable environment.


United must make FA Cup progress.

The FA Cup has a track record of remarkable triumphs, and in the fourth round, United cannot disregard the challenge they face against Newport County.


In addition to failing to defend their Carabao Cup title, United were eliminated from the Champions League following a lackluster start to the competition.Beyond the contention for the Premier League top four, United’s remaining schedule until the conclusion of the season would be contingent upon their advancement in the FA Cup.


Despite falling short in the FA Cup last season, United still possess the opportunity to reverse their fortunes by mounting a formidable challenge for the prestigious trophy this season.