‘It’s not good enough’ – Former Manchester United striker urges club to sack Erik ten Hag

 

Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham reflects on an “unacceptable” 2023/24 season as the Reds finished eighth in the Premier League after suffering 14 defeats.

Manchester United are conducting internal meetings this week as they review the season and officials are set to decide on Erik ten Hag’s future as manager.

Sheringham says United were not good enough this season and nobody can disagree with that considering the team had 60+ injuries.

While Sheringham praises Ten Hag for how the manager dealt with rumours over his potential sacking, he stresses United should aim higher after our worst league finish since 1989/90.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Sheringham says United should be competing for the league title and suggested that the new owners may make an example out of Ten Hag: “The owners, the people in charge, have got to have a look at the situation and say, is that good enough for Manchester United?

“It’s a fantastic end to the season, no doubt, and fully deserved, and I love the way he’s brushed things off that if Manchester United don’t want me, I’ll go and win trophies elsewhere.

“But at the same time you look at where they’ve finished, I think it was 14 defeats during the season, it’s not good enough for Manchester United.

“They need to be in the top two or three pushing to win the league and at the moment, they’re nowhere near it.”

Most United fans want Ten Hag to be backed for a third season, so Ineos can expect a backlash if they part ways with the Dutchman this summer.

Two trophies in two years when there are no outstanding candidates available? I can’t see how sacking Ten Hag doesn’t cause more problems ahead of next season, whereas I think he can build on something if he remains – granted United can get their recruitment back in order.


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