By Frank McAvennie

25th Apr, 2022 | 9:05am

Erik ten Hag faces 'big problem' on day one at Man United amid bleak claim - pundit

Erik ten Hag faces one “big problem” as soon as he replaces Ralf Rangnick at Man United.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Red Devils’ summer plans.

On 21 April, Ten Hag was announced as Man United’s new manager after a lengthy search.

As per the terms of Rangnick’s deal, he will take up a consultancy role at Old Trafford once Ten Hag arrives.

However, McAvennie claims Ten Hag and Rangnick may not see eye to eye.

“How much of a say has Rangnick had in this process?” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“Has he had the final say? I hope he hasn’t, for Man United’s sake. I’m not sure why he’s staying to be perfectly honest.

“The thing is, all of the people who have been making these bad decisions at Man United are still there.

“Ten Hag will bring in his own coaches, fine. But the scouts, the directors, Rangnick, they haven’t done anything.

“The whole club needs a clear-out. not just the manager. So I think that’s a big problem Ten Hag has on day one.

“Does he get on with Rangnick? Will they work together? You do wonder what’s going to happen in the summer because if the majority of that team stays, nothing will change.”

Rangnick took charge of Man United in November and has won just nine of his 20 Premier League matches.

The Red Devils sit sixth in the top flight after a 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday (23 April).

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