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Erik ten Hag reveals sincere ideas in the direction of Man Utd sack hypothesis


Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag insists he merely “doesn’t care” about hypothesis he may very well be sacked by the membership’s new co-owners.

Ten Hag has divided followers all season and noticed the stress on his shoulders ramp up after Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS accomplished their minority takeover of the membership, prompting numerous experiences suggesting a brand new supervisor may very well be employed.

England boss Gareth Southgate was just lately touted because the dream alternative for Ten Hag however the Three Lions supervisor described the hypothesis as “disrespectful” in the direction of the Dutchman.

Requested for his personal opinion on the state of affairs, Ten Hag insisted it’s merely a part of life at a prime membership.

“You already know if you find yourself working at Manchester United, there’ll all the time be noise and rumours across the membership, staff, supervisor, gamers, there’ll all the time be points,” he defined.

“You [the media] prefer it to speak about [speculation], however in fact we’ve completely different pursuits, however we’re not specializing in that. We’re specializing in the method to make the staff play higher, to enhance the way in which of taking part in.

“So sure, I don’t care about it.

Gareth Southgate

Southgate has been tipped to interchange Ten Hag / Vince Mignott/MB Media/GettyImages

“I used to be coach at Ajax and it [the pressure] was related and so if you find yourself working on the prime in soccer, you get used to it – so we don’t care, gamers don’t care, I don’t care.

“We’re working and co-operating, we all know we’ve to carry out and we’ve to get the suitable outcomes.”

Saturday’s journey to Brentford will see Ten Hag return to the scene of maybe the hardest take a look at of his Man Utd tenure. In what was simply his second recreation in cost, the boss oversaw a stunning 4-0 defeat to the Bees, with many shortly questioning whether or not United had made an enormous mistake in hiring him.

Whereas he quickly steadied the ship, the stress stays excessive on Ten Hag, whose facet at the moment are 9 factors adrift of the highest 4 with a recreation in hand.