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‘Dreaded word’ will get Erik ten Hag sacked from Manchester United ‘in two months’, predicts Roy Keane



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Roy Keane believes Erik ten Hag will be sacked from Manchester United in the next two months due to a dreaded word.

Erik ten Hag‘s job status has been under question for the last few months at Manchester United after poor results have seen them sitting eighth in the Premier League table and knocked out of the Champions League and Carabao Cup.

On Monday evening, a 2-0 win over League One side Wigan Athletic saw the club progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup, although the scoreline should have been higher.

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United’s players missed several good chances on the night, especially in the first half, before Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot stepped up to hand United victory.

Speaking to ITV after the fixture, ex-United midfielder Roy Keane was asked whether he thinks he could see the DNA Ten Hag was trying to establish, to which he said: “No, not really. I think that’s the problem with United, you know what you’re going to get when you turn up.

“The manager there mentions the ‘project’ – it probably means he’ll be gone in the next few months.

“This dreaded word ‘project’. No, I didn’t see it tonight with United and I’ve not seen it for the last few months. But, again, they’re in the next round, and it’s an easy draw the next time around, but you need a better level of performance. And the chances they made tonight, you always expect more.”

This was in response to Erik ten Hag’s comments surrounding the new 25 per cent acquisition of Manchester United by Sir Jim Ratcliffe, where he said: “It is an inspiration. Everyone is optimistic.

“There is a lot of work to do. We’ve had a lot of setbacks, and I think in the summer we were in a good way, but it is a journey, it is a project, and now we have to deal with some setbacks, but we will keep alive, survive it and strike back.”

Ratcliffe is expected to attend United’s next match, a Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening.