Former Premier League winner Chris Sutton contends that if Erik ten Hag runs out of steam at Old Trafford, Manchester United should consider hiring Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou. The most agonizing thing about Man City’s 3-0 victory—which delighted Erik ten Hag’s struggling hosts far more than it pleased the commanding visitors—may have been the fact that the majority of the home crowd anticipated it.
Ten Hag is beginning to face serious questions for the first time in his Manchester United career. Some of the Dutchman’s greatest fans were left perplexed by a series of strange tactical choices. Mason Mount is replaced by Scott McTominay, the midfield player Ten Hag was so eager to sign just a few months ago for £55 million? Bruno Fernandes on the right wing once more, with £82 million acquisition Antony sitting on the bench? The truth is that Man United has lost half of their 14 games across all competitions, even though there is no indication that Ten Hag’s job is in danger right now. After all, he deserves the benefit of the doubt and a stay of execution following such an outstanding debut season.
Erik ten Hag under pressure at Manchester United
“Big Ange,” the Celtic hero said when asked who should potentially take Ten Hag’s place in backside-burning Old Trafford hotseat, speaking on the its all kicking off podcast
Postecoglou took over a Tottenham side in a similarly unstable situation to that facing Man United over the summer. Mutiny on the terraces. A lack of leadership running through so many departments. The unpopularity of chairman Daniel Levy. And did we mention the sale of talisman Harry Kane