Digimagaz.com – Despite a rocky start to the 2023-2024 Premier League season, Erik ten Hag’s position as the manager of Manchester United remains secure. The club is currently enduring a dismal spell under the Dutchman’s guidance, marking one of their worst runs in top-flight English football in 34 years, dating back to the 1989-1990 season. The Red Devils have only managed to secure four wins out of their first seven Premier League matches.
Their troubles continued when they suffered a 0-1 defeat at Old Trafford against Crystal Palace last weekend. As a result, Manchester United currently sits in 10th place in the Premier League table, having garnered just 9 points from 7 matches. Their struggles aren’t limited to domestic competition, as they also suffered a defeat in their opening Champions League fixture.
Bruno Fernandes and company succumbed to a 3-4 defeat against Bayern Munich in a thrilling away match at the Allianz Arena. On a positive note, Manchester United’s status as the defending champions of the English League Cup remains intact, following their victory over Crystal Palace, securing their place in the fourth round.
However, beyond their on-field woes, internal turmoil within the Red Devils’ camp is evident. Erik ten Hag found himself in a dispute with English winger Jadon Sancho after the latter was left out of the squad for the match against Arsenal. Sancho took to social media to express his frustration, leading to disciplinary action and his exclusion from the first-team squad. Ten Hag’s demeanor, coupled with Manchester United’s poor performances, has sparked speculation regarding the manager’s future.
Rumors of Erik ten Hag’s potential dismissal have begun to circulate. Nevertheless, reports from Football Insider, as cited by BolaSport.com, suggest that Ten Hag’s position is secure. Senior figures within Manchester United have no intentions of parting ways with the former Ajax coach. They view Ten Hag’s successful first season at the helm as a benchmark for his tenure.
Erik ten Hag managed to quench Manchester United’s trophy drought by clinching the coveted FA Cup, ending a six-year wait for silverware. Moreover, in the previous season, Manchester United secured a third-place finish in the Premier League, trailing only Manchester City and Arsenal. Additionally, the Red Devils were runners-up in the FA Cup, despite losing to rivals Manchester City.
Consequently, there is no sense of panic among the club’s management when it comes to Erik ten Hag’s position at Old Trafford. The 53-year-old coach is still under contract with the club until June 2025. However, it is not entirely out of the realm of possibility that ten Hag’s tenure with Manchester United could come to an earlier end if there is no significant improvement in results.
As of now, Erik ten Hag’s record with Manchester United stands at 46 wins, 8 draws, and 17 losses from a total of 71 competitive matches. While the club faces challenges both on and off the field, the decision-makers at Old Trafford appear committed to giving the Dutchman more time to turn the tide and restore Manchester United to its former glory.