Former Arsenal midfielder predicts the sack for Erik ten Hag
Former French international midfielder Manu Petit thinks that a loss to Chelsea will cost Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag his job.
The Dutchman has overseen a dreadful start to the season at Old Trafford, with their most recent performance a bleak effort in a 1-0 defeat at St James’ Park against Newcastle United last weekend.
Their Champions League group results have left them staring elimination in the face in the group stages, and there are reports of dressing room disquiet, as well as the continued issue of Jadon Sancho’s first-team exile which appears no closer to resolution.
With Sir Jim Ratcliffe set to overhaul football operations as a new co-owner, Ten Hag’s position would be under scrutiny even without this recent troubles.
Speaking to King Casino Bonus, Petit sees the writing on the wall as soon as this weekend.
He explained: ''Man United have not had much stability in the dugout this season and I still don't understand the protection surrounding Ten Hag.
"You can see that he has issues with several players, and that has a great impact on the confidence of the team.
“These aren't recent issues - it's been the case for months now! I don't know what the board are expecting, but I think a loss to Chelsea could spell the end for Erik ten Hag.
“They have huge months ahead of them with massive fixtures in both the Premier League and the Champions League. They could be out of the latter competition very soon, which is crazy considering the stature of the club.''