Piers Morgan’s Hilarious Reaction to News Erik ten Hag Is Staying at Manchester United

Piers Morgan’s Hilarious Reaction to News Erik ten Hag Is Staying at Manchester United

Rene Otinga
updated at June 12, 2024 at 8:18 AM
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  • Piers Morgan had a brutal reaction after learning Manchester United planned to retain Erik ten Hag
  • Reports on Tuesday, June 11, claimed the Dutchman was in talks with United chiefs over a new deal
  • United’s new part-owners INEOS decided to keep the former Ajax manager after the conclusion of an extensive review

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Piers Morgan summed up what most Gunners fans felt with a brutal reaction to news of Erik ten Hag’s extended stay at Manchester United.

Ten Hag was subjected to a wave of uncertainty after the end of the 2023/2024 season, despite the Dutchman winning the FA Cup on May 25.

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Piers Morgan had a brutal reaction on Tuesday, June 11, after Manchester United decided to keep Erik ten Hag. Photo: Karwai Tang/Eddie Keogh.
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After a review by United’s new part-owners INEOS, who are reportedly in charge of the club’s operations, the club ultimately decided to keep Ten Hag, according to Sky Sports.

Talks over a new contract are now on the cards – a development that elicited an interesting reaction from Morgan - a die-hard Arsenal supporter.

Taking to his X account, the TV personality shared Fabrizio Romano’s update on Ten Hag, with laughing emojis and the caption, “Brilliant.”

Manchester United fans on social media taunted Morgan for his reaction, joking that the former Ajax manager would win the Premier League title before Mikel Arteta.

Ten Hag’s underwhelming season

To say Manchester United’s league campaign in 2023/2024 was disappointing would be an understatement.

The Red Devils finished the campaign in eighth place with 60 points – the worst for the club in the Premier League era, according to Sporting News.

Despite failing to qualify for Europe, it appears the FA Cup victory ultimately secured Ten Hag’s future at Old Trafford.

What next for Manchester United?

Since there is no club football action, several Manchester United stars are on international duty for different continental competitions.

Ten Hag’s men will return to action on July 15 when they face Danish side FC Rosenborg in a friendly.

United linked with Milos Kerkez

Sports Brief also reported on Milos Kerkez, who has been linked to Manchester United.

United desperately needs a solution for a left-back, especially with Luke Shaw’s consistent injury troubles.

The 28-year-old had a torrid campaign in the 2023/2024 season, making just 15 appearances for Ten Hag last season.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.