By Paul Robinson

16th May, 2022 | 7:37am

Man United news: Pundit fears for Erik ten Hag after 'catastrophic' development

Paul Robinson fears Erik ten Hag is underestimating the size of the job at Man United after a “catastrophic” end to the season. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one slammed the Red Devils for their “awful” performance at Brighton (7 May). 

Man United’s dismal campaign reached a new low at the Amex Stadium with the hosts eventual 4-0 winners.

The Premier League giants could find themselves in the Europa Conference League next season if they fail to beat Crystal Palace in their remaining fixture. 

Ralf Rangnick’s interim tenure at Old Trafford has not gone to plan, with just two wins in the last eight league games.

Robinson fears Ten Hag, who was confirmed as United’s next permanent manager on 21 April, has an incredibly difficult job on his hands. 

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“They were awful at the weekend,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs. “The back four was awful but they were awful as a team.

“The club is a shadow of itself when you compare it to the Sir Alex Ferguson era. They are worlds apart.

“To lose 4-0 at Brighton is a catastrophe. I don’t think Ten Hag realises the scale of the job on his hands.

“The dressing room is not together. There is a lot of big characters and deadwood in there. There needs to be change from top to bottom.

“The club is in decline. It is not in a good place. To lose 4-0 to Brighton is unacceptable. It could have been seven or eight as well.”

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