Sir Jim Ratcliffe instructed to fire ‘delusional’ Erik ten Hag following Manchester United comments

According to, Manchester United and new minority stakeholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe have been instructed that “it’s time” to fire Erik ten Hag after his recent remarks were criticized. On Saturday, the Red Devils suffered their first home defeat to Fulham since 2003, with goals from Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi putting pressure on the Dutch manager once more.

Aston Villa’s 4-2 victory against Nottingham Forest placed Unai Emery’s team eight points ahead of United in the race for fourth place, putting Ten Hag and co. at risk of missing out on the Champions League next season. Despite a disappointing performance without talisman Rasmus Hojlund, Ten Hag believed his team deserved all three points.

“We fought ourselves back into the game and we get a draw, and at that point, I think we deserved to win the game,” he told reporters. “Then, in one lapse, we lose the game. Of course, we are terribly disappointed, but we must go on, which we will do.

Ten Hag had previously chastised his team for the blunder that allowed Iwobi to score in the 97th minute, but his analysis did raise questions following a poor performance. United were seldom in the game, and Harry Maguire’s late equalizer nearly deprived Fulham a well-deserved victory.

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Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor was perplexed by Ten Hag’s remarks and declared that the “delusional” manager should be fired by Ratcliffe immediately. He told talkSPORT, “Have you ever heard somebody more delusional? When a boss sounds crazy, as Ten Hag does right now, it’s time to let him go.

“Come on, be honest; your team was terrible. Every player played the entire 90 minutes. Eighth home defeat this season.The squad shown character in grabbing the equalizer.”You winding me up?” “United has been getting away with poor performances while still winning games, but tonight they received exactly what they deserved. Manchester United tonight were a disgrace to the football club.”

Concerns have been raised over Ten Hag’s future at United with the arrival of Ratcliffe, who is in charge of the club’s sports operations. Behind the scenes, sweeping changes are taking place, with right-hand man Sir David Brailsford already joined by new CEO Omar Berrada, and they have targeted Newcastle’s sporting director Dan Ashworth.

There has been no indication that Ten Hag’s situation is being examined by the new leadership, but he will want to finish the season on a high note to avoid additional scrutiny.


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