Erik ten Hag Breaks Silence, Goes Tough on Sack Rumors


Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has gone tough on speculations he may be sacked at the end of the season.

United are 6th on the Premier League table with 47 points after 28 games. They are 6 points away from Tottenham in 5th and 9 points away from Aston Villa in 4th position.

The Red Devils are still in the race for Champions League football next season but will hope to have Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa slip as the league enters crucial stages with 10 games left to the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag is coming under intense pressure in the dugout at Old Trafford as United also teeter on the brink of ending the season without a trophy. They crashed out in the group stages of the Champions League and were dumped out of the EFL Cup but are into the last four of the FA Cup where they will take on Coventry City for a place in the finals.

Far from his stellar debut run with the Red Devils, Erik ten Hag has struggled at United this term. Under his watch, United have struggled with underwhelming and inconsistent performances.

Futballnews understands he is facing an uncertain future at the club with the colossus of structural changes led by United’s ambitious new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Sources close to the 72-year-old football investor reveal he could allow a stay of execution for ten Hag to continue in the reins as United manager but it is not a clearcut verdict.

The INEOS supremo is overly unimpressed with United’s inconsistent run under ten Hag this term and could be forced to end his collaboration with the former Ajax boss at the end of the season.

Amidst reports he could be shown an exit door from Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag has gone tough.

Speaking ahead of Man United’s away trip to Brentford, the Dutch tactician insisted ‘he doesn’t care’ about the sack rumors and is focused on leading the club to a strong Premier League finish.

”You know when you are working at Man United there will always be noise, rumors around the club, the team, the manager, and the players. But we are focusing on the process and on the team to play better to improve the way of play.

”I was trained at Ajax and it was similar. When you are working in top football, you get used to it. So we don’t care. Players don’t care. I don’t care. We are together in the boat and we know we have to perform and get the right results.”

It is not the first time Erik ten Hag has blasted sack rumors. The Dutch had revealed he had a fruitful discussion and registered the backing of the INEOS team after their successful takeover of the club’s footballing and sporting operations.

However, sources close to the INEOS team have revealed they are undecided about Erik ten Hag’s future at the club.

The suggestions are that ten Hag could be allowed to continue as United’s manager next season but is more likely to be sacked if United fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Meanwhile, ten Hag will hope to weather a scary last result the last time he traveled to Gtech Community Stadium for a Premier League fixture.

The Bees mauled United to submission with a shock 4-0 victory with all the goals scored in the first half of the game. It will be a revenge mission for United and a big boost to their top-four hopes should they dispatch the Thomas Frank-led side.


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