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Rio Ferdinand’s Erik ten Hag Man United sack theory backed up by Gianluca Di Marzio



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Rio Ferdinand’s theory surrounding Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United has now been backed by journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

Erik ten Hag‘s future for Manchester United seems to be anyone’s guess right now. While INEOS have so far failed to publically back the manager, there has been little concrete indication that he will be sacked.

United will play Manchester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday, and former United centre-back Rio Ferdinand believes that this will be Ten Hag’s final game.

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“The more and more I think about it, win or lose, I don’t think Ten Hag will be there come next season,” Ferdinand stated earlier this week.

“I’m not saying that’s what I want; I’m just saying what I believe is going to happen, and I believe that the club are going to look elsewhere, I think. I don’t think [winning the FA Cup] changes anything in the eyes of INEOS. I’ve not spoken to anyone there, this is just an assumption, this is what I think.

“Put injuries aside, the performances of the team have been so bad,” the former defender continued. “Most teams have had injuries, maybe not to the same extent as Man United.

“I keep saying this, I sound like a broken record: performance level can drop but your style of football should be there to identify. It’s not. I don’t know what we are. I don’t know who we are. Who are we as a team? What are we?”

Ferdiand’s theory has now been backed by reputable transfer and football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, who has explained what he believes will happen at the end of the season regarding Ten Hag.

“Manchester United will separate with ten Hag at the end of the season,” Di Marzio explained to

“Manchester United will have a new coach, and the options right now are [Kieran] McKenna and Mauricio Pochettino, too. [Roberto] De Zerbi is on the list but hasn’t had direct contact in the last few days.” 

Speaking further, Di Marzio revealed that United’s next manager could hang on the future of Ipswich Town boss McKenna, who is highly rated by Chelsea.

“If McKenna doesn’t go to Chelsea he can be one of the front options for Manchester United. If McKenna does go to Chelsea, United will look to push for Pochettino. But Manchester United will separate from ten Hag at the end of the season.”