Gary Neville warns Erik ten Hag about Man United move: “It can be a graveyard for reputations”

Gary Neville has spoken about Manchester United’s managerial situation and claimed that the club “can be a graveyard for reputations” among reports that Erik ten Hag is the favourite for the hot seat at Old Trafford.

The Ajax manager is a well-respected manager, who is playing a great style of football in the Eredivisie, but the former United captain is wary that the Dutchman would regret a move to the club that has failed on so many fronts in recent years.

With reports suggesting that Ten Hag would want a significant amount of control if he was to join the club, Neville thinks it would be a bad look if the club cannot get the deal over the line.

“It’s all gone quiet on the Mauricio Pochettino front, so it all feels like it’s all eggs in one basket with Ten Hag.” Neville said on his Podcast. “But if they can’t get him over the line, what a position for Manchester United to be in.

“If they can’t get a manager to come in who wants to come in, because the demands of how the football club is run.”

Neville believes that Ten Hag will likely be getting warned about the magnitude of the job at hand and how the club has halted the career of many that have entered the club recently.

“Look at what they’re doing to players, Manchester United currently. There isn’t a player that’s grown really, look at what they’ve done to van de Beek.” He exclaimed. “If you’re ten Hag, you’re on the phone to Van de Beek, ‘what’s it like there, Donny?’, he’s not going to be saying anything good, is he.”

“If you’re Ralf Rangnick and you’re reporting to Ten Hag and answering him honestly, as I expect he will be, or if you’re Van de Beek and answering him honestly, which I expect he will be, and we know Edwin van der Sar is over there, who will be speaking to Ten Hag honestly; they’ll be saying to be very careful.

“They’ll be saying to be very careful about going to Manchester United because it can be a graveyard at this moment in time for reputations.

“Ralf Rangnick came in with an incredible reputation, and he still has that reputation, but he’s now starting to be wounded by what’s happening around him. He looks weaker and more vulnerable on the touchline because of the performances of the players on the pitch that are nothing to do with him.”


All of the important details regarding Ten Hag’s potential move to Manchester United were compounded in this article written last Thursday.

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