Manchester United FC has been performing extremely poorly this season with many players seeming to be questioning their manager Erik ten Hag, his gameplan and training methods according to reports. Erik has been under heavy scrutiny this season due to the under-the-belt performances and his players showing a lack of desire in matches.
This season, United has lost ten of their twenty-one games, and their poor 1-0 loss to Newcastle on December 2 may have been their worst showing yet. During the loss, Anthony Martial and ten Hag got into a heated argument about low work rate, and Marcus Rashford, another attacker, came under fire for lacking motivation.
🚨 BREAKING: Erik ten Hag’s management style has seen him lose the support of as much as half of the Manchester United dressing room.
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— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) December 4, 2023
At Manchester United, Erik ten Hag is dealing with a mutiny in the locker room as a number of his players are reportedly fed up. Adding to the speculation, a Sky Sports journalist added, “Some senior players have spoken to Erik ten Hag about where they feel the club is going wrong. They’ve spoken to him about their other experiences of playing for big clubs, and they feel that the manager should be a little bit more touchy-feely.”
He added, “I’ve also been told that a few of the players believe that he is too set in his ways and he’s too robotic.” It remains to be seen now what happens next with the future of the Man Utd boss and how they deal with the upcoming matches in the season.
Will Erik ten Hag get sacked by Manchester United in December?
Erik ten Hag is currently on the hot seat of getting sacked before the new year, with his side performing very poorly this season. On December 2 against Newcastle United at St.James Park, Man Utd played their worst game of this season as of yet and fans were left shocked with what they had just witnessed by their beloved team and its players.
According to various reports, it also seems that Erik has lost 50% of the support from the dressing room. Also, he has been backed by the upper hierarchy for now and there is still no threat of him being sacked, the upcoming games will be very crucial for Erik to determine his situation at Manchester United FC.
Sky Sports News understands Erik ten Hag’s management style has seen him lose the support of as much as half of the Manchester United dressing room 🔴👔 pic.twitter.com/FjKOycDRfX
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 4, 2023
A Sky Sports reporter said, “My information is that some of the players are confused with what is happening. He has lost elements of the dressing room. One source tells me that he’s lost about 50 percent of the dressing room.” This news may somewhat create a rift between the Man Utd fans and their manager.
It remains to be seen how Erik gets himself out of this turmoil that he and his side are facing currently. With many crucial matches coming up for United, this will be a defining period for Erik and he hopes to get through this phase positively and get his team up and running for the rest of the season.