Erling Haaland's father brutally mocked by Man Utd fans on a train after striker struggled in FA Cup final

Erling Haaland's father brutally mocked by Man Utd fans on a train after striker struggled in FA Cup final

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/05/2024

- 11:47

The Manchester City striker was unable to score during the match at Wembley

Manchester United fans mocked Erling Haaland's father, Alf-Inge Haaland on a train, in the wake of their FA Cup win over Manchester City on Saturday.

Few gave the Red Devils a chance of winning the trophy prior to the match at Wembley.

But goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo gave United victory, with Jeremy Doku's late consolation not enough for City to force extra-time.

It was a frustrating day for Haaland at the tip of Pep Guardiola's attack, with the Norway international ineffective.

Alf-Inge Haaland

Erling Haaland's father Alf-Inge Haaland was mocked by Man Utd fans after their side beat Man City in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday


Though he hit the bar in the second half, Haaland was shackled by Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane.

And his father, Alf-Inge, was targeted by some United fans on a train in the immediate aftermath of the result.

Footage uploaded on X shows United fans taunting Alf-Inge with a song about Roy Keane.

Keane famously injured the Norwegian in a Premier League match back in 2001.

Furious at Alf-Inge mocking his own injury a few years previously, Keane produced a shocking tackle that immediately resulted in a straight red card.

Alf-Inge played half of a friendly for Norway just four days after the incident.

But that injury plagued him during the final years of his career before he retired from football in 2003.

Regarding Haaland, the forward has been nothing short of sensational since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in 2022.

He fired the club to treble glory last year, with United beaten in the FA Cup final.

But while he won the Premier League this term, he'll be disappointed by his side's failure to defend their FA Cup trophy.

City boss Guardiola has opened up on the defeat.

He initially gave blunt interviews to the BBC and ITV, with some supporters criticising him for his surly demeanour.

But Guardiola congratulated United on their win in his post-match press conference, while also saying his game plan was 'not good'.

"Congratulations to Manchester United for winning the FA Cup. I think my game plan was not good," he said.

"The second half was much, much better. We were more intense, in part because we were 2-0 down and had nothing to lose.


Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland was subdued as Man City lost to Man Utd in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday


"It was a tight game. We gave away the first goal, they made a good transition for the second so credit to United for the second goal.

"We tried. We had clear chances in the second half which wasn't easy because they had man marking and defended the pockets but we had the chances and unfortunately we scored a goal a little bit late.

"Maybe it could have been different but the team was there like all the time when we lose.

"Disappointed today, it's normal teams can lose finals but this season has been extraordinary fighting for all the trophies in a good way. We will rest and come back next season."

Erik ten Hag is facing an uncertain future at United, despite winning his second trophy in as many years.

Roy Keane Alf Inge Haaland

Erling Haaland's father Alf-Inge Haaland was injured by Roy Keane back in 2001


And Guardiola had nothing but positive things to say about the Dutchman, with the pair previously working together at Bayern Munich.

"They have to take a decision. He's a lovely person and an extraordinary manager," he said.

"Winning the FA Cup is important for them like last season it was for us."

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