Big update on Man United potentially sacking Ten Hag - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

6th Nov, 2023 | 1:45pm

Sources: Big update on Man United potentially sacking Ten Hag

Erik ten Hag’s position at Man United is not in immediate danger despite their poor recent form, sources have told Football Insider.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that there is “no panic” at Old Trafford over Ten Hag’s future.

However, club chiefs are not happy with recent results – but Saturday’s (4 November) 1-0 win over Fulham has increased confidence somewhat.

Ten Hag now faces a huge game against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday (8 November) with Man United’s Champions League campaign at stake.

The Red Devils will also clash with Luton and Everton in their next two Premier League games – which presents a good opportunity for the Dutchman to string together much-needed consecutive wins.

But it is believed there will be no knee-jerk reaction resulting in the sacking of Ten Hag even if those results do not materialise.

The 53-year-old is under contract at Old Trafford until June 2025.

He ended a six-year trophy drought by lifting the League Cup last term and has won 50 of his 78 games in charge of the Red Devils.

But Champions League losses against Bayern Munich and Galatasaray and recent back-to-back 3-0 defeats against Man City and Newcastle have increased the pressure on Ten Hag.

Another factor in the ex-Ajax manager’s future is the pending investment from Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is planning to overhaul football operations at Old Trafford.

Man United sit eighth in the Premier League following their narrow win over Fulham on Saturday (4 November).

The Red Devils are already six points adrift of fourth-place Arsenal after 11 games.

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