‘Six players want Man United to sack Erik ten Hag’ and Red Devils stars will be talking already

There will be a handful of Manchester United players hoping for Erik ten Hag to get sacked, according to talkSPORT’s Gabby Agbonlahor.

The Red Devils manager is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford, with his side’s consecutive 3-0 home defeats to rivals Manchester City and then Newcastle the latest blow for the Dutchman.

Ten Hag has been put in the spotlight following Man United’s disappointing start to the season

talkSPORT brought you the news that the Man United board have no immediate desire to sack Ten Hag.

However, under the 53-year-old’s watch, Man United have suffered their worst start to a season since 1962/63 following a dismal run of eight defeats in the first 15 games.

But while Ten Hag’s job appears to be safe for now, there will be players in the squad who will be hoping his time at the helm comes to an end soon.

That’s the view of talkSPORT Breakfast co-host and former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor.

The ex-England international was speaking from personal experience after playing under managers he didn’t get on with.

Agbonlahor said: “You look at Manchester United now, you can name five or six players that would like Ten Hag to get fired so they can get a better chance under a new manager.”

Agbonlahor believes it’s not just those who have been left without a role this season that will be speaking about it, either.

Agbonlahor thinks a number of Man United players will be wanting Ten Hag to go

Agbonlahor thinks a number of Man United players will be wanting Ten Hag to go

“Then when a new manager comes in, everyone’s brought in. Players that weren’t involved are brought in.”

Agbonlahor has previously admitted he didn’t get on with Remi Garde or Roberto Di Matteo at Villa Park, with the ex-striker even saying postman pat could have done a better job  then the former.

So he knows exactly what it’s like to be in the position of those Man United players who have been iced.

There have been a number of big-name stars left on the peripheries of the squad or left out totally by Ten Hag this season .

Jadon Sancho hasn’t played for the club since the 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest in August following the winger’s public spat with Ten Hag over the the manager’s comments on his effort in training.

Harry Maguire, who had the captain’s armband taken off him by Ten Hag over the summer, has also struggled to get in the side, not starting a game until the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup at the end of September.

Meanwhile, talkSPORT understands Raphael Varane was upset after being left out of the 3-0 defeat to Man City for tactical reasons.

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