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“I’m not alone” – Erik ten Hag ‘doesn’t believe’ Manchester United officials amid uncertainty



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Erik ten Hag is said to not believe that he has the full support of the Manchester United officials following defeat to Manchester City.

The United manager has had an extremely difficult second season at Old Trafford, with five Premier League defeats in the opening 10 fixtures.

With only one out of three wins in the Champions League too, there have been concerns about the Dutchman’s job security in recent weeks. However, reports have suggested that there is no concern about his role at the club.

It was even suggested that Sir Jim Ratcliffe – who is likely going to be taking 25 per cent of the club and control of the sporting department in the coming weeks – would not replace Ten Hag when he comes into the club.

Yet, the latest comments from a insider source, as reported by The United Stand, have suggested that Ten Hag, like certain players and those in the boardroom, is not assured of his position at Old Trafford.

“The whole place is crazy at the moment, there is so much uncertainty everywhere,” the insider explained. “Boardroom, coaching staff, and players, none of them know if they’ll even be here next season, Erik included. The sooner Sir Jim [Ratcliffe] comes in and has even 1% of control on the structure it will be a godsend to us.”

The manager, who had a great first season at the club, has found himself under immense pressure following the start to his second campaign.

Poor results being mixed with issues off the field involving the likes of Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Antony, as well as the everlasting ownership saga, has impacted those at the club.

Ten Hag was described as looking ‘shot’ and the insider believed that the manager does not believe the public club line of total support to him in his job.

They added: “I used to love working here but recently it’s an effort just to turn up in the morning. And I know I’m not alone in saying that. Erik looks shot, the same as Ole did towards the end. It’s painful to see as he was a breath of fresh air last year. Though, the ‘party line’ publicly is that Erik is the man and has the support, but I don’t even think he believes that at the moment.”