Manchester United are struggling this season, and are becoming less likely to qualify for the Champions League next season at the rate they are going in their Premier League campaign.
They have dropped out of the top four after losing to Manchester City on Sunday, and now a fresh perspective on the future of the club has been shared following the disappointing result.
Gary Neville was a pundit on Sky Sports following the Manchester United defeat at the Etihad Stadium where the side lost 4-1 in a shocking display from the team of his former club.
The Red Devils legend made many comments about the state of the club and the problems of the present, as well as going into the future plans he expects that Manchester United will carry out to make big changes this summer, including a theory on the manager search that is currently underway at the club.
Neville told his fellow pundits in the Sky Sports studio:
“They didn’t want Conte, they want to appoint Ten Hag or Pochettino, a young, up and coming manager for the long-term.
“I suspect they’re favouring Ten Hag for what they want moving forward, but they won’t appoint Rangnick, he’ll hand over his report and move into a consultancy role next season.”
The former Premier League defender has good connections to the club, so his insights into the future plans at Manchester United are usually held in high regard and treated as trustworthy by the supporters, and if his comments about Erik tag come from an informed perspective, the fans of the club will be absolutely over the moon.
Ten Hag is an extremely popular choice and the Ajax boss has become the reported front runner for the position at Old Trafford this summer alongside PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, who is also in contention to become the next permanent manager.
The Dutch coach’s achievements with Ajax and the way he has nurtured and developed his players is hard to ignore, with his visionary approach to football and his commitment and direction something a very lost Manchester United is in desperate need of.
Winning five trophies since he joined the Eredivisie at Ajax Amsterdam, winning two league titles, two Dutch cups and one Dutch Super Cup since he joined the club in 2017, there is no doubt that the Dutchman knows what it takes to win. Again, a winning mentality is something Old Trafford has been without for many years now.
Manchester United are set to go on the longest trophy drought in four decades if they don’t win the Champions League, which is the only honour they are still competing for this season. Also if they don’t win the European competition they could find themselves out of the tournament next season too, as they are no longer in one of the four qualifying places in the Premier League with just a few months remaining.
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