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Gary Neville says Erik ten Hag’s Man Utd future is “largely dependant” on one key factor



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Gary Neville has explained that Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United is now “largely dependant” on one key factor this season.

The Reds have been largely disappointing this term, sitting seventh in the Premier League and knocked out of the Champions League and Carabao Cup at the early stages.

With INEOS aiming to complete an overhaul at Old Trafford, many are questioning whether Ten Hag should be included in that or not.

Performances in the Premier League have been disappointing all season, however, the club remain in the FA Cup and face Championship side Coventry City in the semi-final at Wembley next weekend.

The chance at two trophies in two seasons at the club should not be sniffed at, and Neville believes that the competition is “largely dependant” on Ten Hag’s future at Old Trafford.

“They have to win next weekend,” Neville stated on The Gary Neville podcast. “The season would be completely over if they didn’t.

“Erik ten Hag, I think, has got to look at this season now as being a season whereby he could finish his first two seasons at Manchester United with two trophies in the bag, winning one in each season, and obviously he has still got a chance of that. That should never be sniffed at because in years gone by, you always said if you won a trophy a season you were okay.

“I don’t think there is anything left to say about some of the league performances that we are witnessing and some of the things that we are watching. The tweets, the ‘likes’ and the body language… all that stuff, we have said it so many times before. There is no point going over that again.

“What we can say is that Ten Hag’s future is largely dependent on the FA Cup, because the performance levels in the league have gone. They are like this and they are not going to change now.

“What we’re seeing from United is what we’re going to get for the rest of the season. The players have almost, in some ways, I think, switched off in the league away from home at times.

“At home they turn it on because they have to, as there are 75,000 people there who won’t allow them to sort of get away from it.”