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Former Manchester United player slams club's treatment of Erik ten Hag

Former Manchester United player slams club's treatment of Erik ten HagGetty Images

Gordon Strachan says it's "staggering" that Manchester United haven't clarified Erik ten Hag's future with the club yet.

Ten Hag is widely rumoured to be on the way out at Old Trafford after an underwhelming season that saw the Red Devils finish eighth in the Premier League and eliminated from the Champions League at the group stage, but the Dutch manager did lead the side to an FA Cup title last month to give the campaign a silver lining.

However, the lone trophy isn't regarded as enough to save Ten Hag's job as owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is expected to bring forth sweeping changes to the club this summer.

For Strachan, who starred for United in the 1980s and had a memorable coaching career after his playing days were over, the treatment of Ten Hag has been "unfair." Strachan says the delay in letting Ten Hag know the club's plans for him is something that shouldn't happen. 

"I do find it staggering that his future hasn’t been resolved yet," Stachan told Prime Casino

"The FA Cup final was two weeks ago. Are Man United waiting for [former Newcastle United sporting director] Dan Ashworth to come in and start making decisions? Surely that’s not the case and surely he’s having conversations with the club without being officially appointed to the role of Director of Football anyway.

"If the people running the club genuinely don’t think that Erik ten Hag is good enough, then they need to tell him now, because what’s happening at the moment is unfair. I also think there’s a point here where Erik ten Hag has to say, 'If you don’t want me here, if you don’t think I’m good enough, then fire me.'"

Stachan continued: "The silence is deafening. Everyone will know that he doesn’t have the full backing of the club and that undermines you as a manager.

"I’m surprised that the club have let this drag on. I think that says everything about where Man United are at the moment that they are incapable of making this decision. They can’t make this decision after two weeks."

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