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Manchester United and Erik ten Hag suffering from “cruel” agent trick, claims former player



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Manchester United and Erik ten Hag have been told that they are suffering from the same “cruel” trick that agents use to benefit their clients.

Manchester United and Erik ten Hag are on a barren run of form, with the squad completely unable to put a string of wins together across this season’s competitions.

The club sit 6th in the Premier League table and bottom of their Champions League group, having suffered 9 losses in 18 games across the three competitions they have played in so far this season.

This has, of course, caused debate and rumours about Ten Hag’s future, with some feeling the manager is not up to scratch for the job while others explain that his success with Ajax proves that he will be able to win with United once injury problems subside.

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Former United player Paul Parker believes a lot of the discourse surrounding Ten Hag’s job security is being generated by agents who want their clients to manage the club instead.

“I think that agents are causing a lot of problems and there are a lot of agents who would love one of their own managers to coach Manchester United,” Parker told mybettingsites.

“Especially now with the new ownership, a lot of agents are approaching Man United and trying to push for them to sack Erik ten Hag. It’s cruel but that’s how it is.

“What will happen is that the agent will get some of his players from the same staple as well to sign for Manchester United and then you have this circle of people who are not working for the club but to fill their pockets.”

Parker believes that the rumours and discussions are not justified as getting rid of Ten Hag would only just restart a cycle that the club and any new manager will just get sucked back into.

“It doesn’t make any justification to get rid of Erik ten Hag to be perfectly honest. He is caught in the same wind tunnel as every other Man United manager has been since 2013.

“All they would do if they sacked him would be to keep feeding their own monster. I think he should be allowed to get the opportunity to manage in a club with a proper structure. He had that at Ajax and hopefully, he can get that at Man United one day as well.

“It’s so easy to go out and sack him on Social Media because he is losing games but I honestly don’t believe that the majority of the fans would like him to.”