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Manchester United fans told the reason why they must STOP blaming Erik ten Hag by England legend



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Manchester United are enduring one of their worst seasons since the mid-1970s and despite public opinion, Liverpool legend John Barnes believes not all blame should be on Erik ten Hag.

United currently sit eighth in the Premier League three points behind Chelsea and Newcastle United who visit Old Trafford on Wednesday evening in a clash which could prove pivotal in The Red’s hunt for European football next season.

Losing more than 13 times for the first time ever since the creation of the Premier League in 1992, Erik ten Hag’s second year in charge has been constant doom and gloom as any progression from his debut campaign has been derailed by a plague of injuries to many senior first team players.

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Fans are certainly taking this into account. However, many think that the Dutchman’s questionable substitutions and physically demanding tactics could be a reason for valuable lost points.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS are said to be examining whether Ten Hag is the man they want at the helm to help fulfil their mission of bringing United back to the top of English football. The club’s new technical director, Jason Wilcox, is being tasked with doing an audit on the Ajax man’s capabilities.

The aforementioned unfavourable results have created serious uncertainty about Ten Hag’s position at the club, as many reports have linked top managers like Thomas Tuchel to take over if/when the Dutchman is sacked.

England and Liverpool icon John Barnes, 60, believes that supporters should be looking beyond the manager for the reason behind the Red Devils’ performance issues.

“Ten Hag and Tuchel are both great coaches, but it doesn’t matter how great you are. If you’re working at a club where there’s disharmony and a lack of faith and trust within the club, you will always struggle,” Barnes told bonuscodebets.

Manchester United managers always get the blame, whether it’s David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solsjaer or Erik ten Hag.

“Players have to take accountability. Look at Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City. The players take responsibility, and they know the fans will back the manager, so if they lose, the manager won’t be blaming the manager.

“As long as United fans continue to blame the Manchester United managers, it won’t work out for any Manchester United manager.”

As alluded to by Barnes, United has become a revolving door for head coaches which means that the club lacks the stability of their rivals who have stuck by their man.

This has meant that no foundations can be laid for success, which has seen the club turn into a shadow of its former glorious self. Barnes believes this needs to change for the club to move forward.

“Manchester United haven’t done well in the last four or five seasons regardless of finishing fourth or third. They have not been the old Manchester United we used to know.”

“You can’t blame one particular person.”

“Until United stick with one man as the leader of the football team and club and support that man without undermining him, nothing will change. Don’t just blame Ten Hag. Blame everyone.”