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Ex-Man Utd coach insists Erik ten Hag wants to go away Pink Devils


Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has declared that it is excessive time for Erik ten Hag to throw within the towel, saying the Dutchman merely does not have what it takes to helm the Premier League giants.

To say it has been an underwhelming season for the Pink Devils is an understatement – the membership discover themselves languishing in eighth place within the Premier League, with the daunting problem of clawing their method right into a European place.

Regardless of the potential for salvaging some silverware with the FA Cup remaining in opposition to Manchester Metropolis later this month, United’s season has been marred by a staggering 18 defeats throughout all competitions.

Meulensteen, who boasts six years of expertise on the membership as a first-team coach beneath Sir Alex Ferguson, strongly advocates for a change in management with Ten Hag’s contract set to run out subsequent summer time.

“The development with Manchester United is that they have regressed, and that’s the worrying factor,” Meulensteen advised the Manchester Night Information.

“There isn’t any coming away from it as a result of the numbers are backing that up. So simple as that. You take a look at the Champions League marketing campaign, you take a look at their Premier League marketing campaign, 13 losses, a aim distinction of minus three. They’re in eighth place within the Premier League.

“They don’t seem to be assured to get into Europe. A whole lot of indicators are they aren’t transferring in the best path. If you happen to analyse these developments, you’ll clearly say, Erik ten Hag most likely isn’t the best man to guide Manchester United ahead.”

Erik ten Hag and Casemiro

Casemiro has did not impress beneath Ten Hag this season / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Meulensteen added: “Now, clearly, we additionally know all of the adjustments have been happening behind the scenes with Jim Radcliffe coming in, Sir David Brailsford as properly there, Barretta, they arrive in, Wilcox, perhaps then Ashworth. So, there’s lots of occurring behind the scenes.

“And crucial particular person to reply that query if Erik ten Hag is the best man is these I’ve talked about. And I am certain that these individuals will need to have had conversations with Erik ten Hag already, with workers, with gamers, to make a good judgement of that, as a result of he isn’t a foul coach, and I am certain he is not a foul supervisor as a result of his earlier report with Ajax has confirmed that.”

United host Arsenal on Sunday, aiming to throw a spanner within the works of their Premier League title aspirations. The final time the perimeters met, the Gunners emerged victorious thanks to 2 late targets from Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus.