As pressure mounts at Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag is fighting a losing battle to keep Manchester United’s divided dressing room together. The Red Devils have lost eight of their first 15 games of the season across all competitions, which is a terrible start to the season. Since 1962, United has not had a worse season opening than this one.
Questions have been levelled at Ten Hag for his inability to get his side back on track and reports have suggested that the club hierarchy are already signing out potential replacement . Now, a split is emerging in the heart of the dressing room.
Cliques have reportedly developed behind the scenes as a result of events involving Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, and Antony, according to the Daily Star. It has been reported that while some are eager for Brazilian wideman Antony to be benched, others want Sancho to be called back to training. Since Ten Hag barred Sancho from training and all contact with the first team at United’s Carrington training base, the player has stayed in exile. In the meantime, Antony has faced criticism for his on-field exploits, which have fallen short of the £86 million he paid to join Manchester City. In his most recent game, he was booked for a petty kick at Jeremy Doku after just a few minutes on the field. Ten Hag’s position is under scrutiny, and it seems that his job
Ten Hag himself insists that he is the right man, an assessment that United midfielder scott mcTominay agrees with. Speaking with the club’s official website, he said: “There’s more that goes into it when you’re not playing well and you’re not doing so well.