There are rumors that he has a three-game ultimatum to rescue his managing position. According to reports, a number of players have been disillusioned with Ten Hag’s leadership after the team suffered a dismal loss against Newcastle by a score of 1-0.
On Wednesday, the Red Devils will play Chelsea, who are coached by Mauricio Pochettino, at Old Trafford. This encounter will be the first of a string of contests that will be extremely important for the team. After that, on Saturday, they will play home to a Bournemouth team that is currently in good form, and then they will play Bayern Munich in a Champions League match that they absolutely must win.
As United’s chances of advancing to the knockout stage of the Champions League are currently in jeopardy, the Champions League match takes on an even greater significance.
Despite the fact that a victory over Bayern Munich with three points could not necessarily ensure advancement, the match is still an essential part of the team’s season. In the event that United is unable to achieve favorable outcomes in the three matches that are scheduled to take place in the near future, Arsenal veteran Paul Merson has predicted that Ten Hag might not be in charge of the team when they meet their fierce rivals Liverpool on December 17.
In his predictions column for Sportskeeda, Merson highlighted his skepticism over Ten Hag’s term as United’s manager in the event that United were to suffer defeats against Chelsea, Bournemouth, and Bayern Munich.
He acknowledged the possibility of a reversal, particularly against a Chelsea squad that had defensive flaws and a Bayern Munich team that has already advanced to the Round of 16.
Merson, who was critical of United’s performance in their most recent loss to Newcastle, described the match as one of the most one-sided encounters he has ever seen. He underlined the apparent lack of effort from the players, describing the exhibition as disgraceful and pointing out that it was shameful.
The man who had previously played for Arsenal raised concerns about the defensive solidity of Manchester United, highlighting the fact that they had allowed three goals against Galatasaray and may have allowed eight against Newcastle.
While Merson predicted that United would play Chelsea to a 3-3 draw, he underlined the need for development and expressed his disbelief at the way in which United performed and the effort that was put up in the match against Newcastle.
According to Ten Hag, who is scheduled to speak to the media prior to the match against Chelsea, he is still optimistic about his team’s capacity to turn around their fortunes despite the fact that they have suffered ten losses in 21 games in all competitions this season.
Jose Mourinho, the manager of the Manchester United football club, acknowledged the need to improve the team’s recent performance. He also expressed confidence in the team’s capabilities and emphasized the team’s ability to recover from defeats, as was proved after the previous defeat to Manchester City.
In the midst of rumors and conjecture regarding Ten Hag’s future, the forthcoming matches will surely have a significant impact on the narrative of Manchester United’s season as well as the manager’s current position.