Erik ten Hag Pleads With Manchester United Not to Sack Him

Erik ten Hag Pleads With Manchester United Not to Sack Him

Fred Kennedy
April 4, 2024 at 3:51 PM
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  • Erik ten Hag is facing an uncertain future with Manchester United
  • The Dutch manager has come under immense scrutiny this season
  • This is Ten Hag's second season in charge of the Manchester club

Manchester United coach Erik Ten Hag is in fear of facing Jim Ratcliffe’s axe after what has been a not-so-good season for the club under his leadership.

It is very clear that the Dutchman will have a difficult time with United management if the Red Devils do not secure a spot in the Champions League competition next season.

Erik ten Hag looks on during the Premier League match between Man United and  Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium. Photo by Adam Davy.
Erik ten Hag looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium. Photo by Adam Davy.
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The Red Devils are in danger of missing out on a top-four finish after a difficult run of form this term.

United are currently placed sixth in the Premier League standings with 48 points, nine points off fourth-placed Aston Villa.

With just 15 wins in 29 EPL games, ten Hag has come under heavy scrutiny, with reports claiming he could be replaced.

Ten Hag pleads not to be sacked

According to Sky Sports, England boss Gareth Southgate is one of the favourites to succeed the Dutchman.

Speaking ahead of United's meeting with Chelsea, ten Hag has pleaded with his boss to afford him more time and not to interfere with the process.

"I have high standards and I will be disappointed if we don’t qualify. I know it will be very difficult because we are not in a good position. But we want to win every game and that is the standard we have among each other and we will keep going and keep being in belief and having that standard," he said via The Peoples Person.
"When you can bring the best players into your squad, you will collect more points. That is a fact. I will be realistic, but nevertheless, I will keep fighting until the end for every game and I will demand from every game a win because we are Man United and we have to win every game,” he added.

Man United probing injury crisis

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Manchester United opening an investigation into the injury crisis at the club after defenders Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof were ruled out for a month.

Lindelof was taken off in the 69th minute against Brentford, while the Argentine played 45 minutes in his first game back from injury.

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