Gary Neville Against Any Potential Dismissal Of Ten Hag

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says he is against any idea that will lead to the dismissal of manager Erik Ten Hag.

Dec 11, 2023 - 10:19
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Gary Neville Against Any Potential Dismissal Of Ten Hag

The Red Devils have endured an inconsistent 2023/2024 season which has seen them lose 11 games across all competitions.

Their latest defeat was a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

Up next for United are games against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League and Liverpool in the Premier League.

Ten Hag has come under pressure following United's bad form but Neville believes the problems at Old Trafford transcends matters on the field of play.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said of Ten Hag: “I fear for him generally, not really just because of this week (when United play Bayern Munich and Liverpool). Just more generally around the way in which a cycle is repeating itself again.

“I hope that somehow Erik ten Hag can turn it around this season and that ultimately he can improve what’s happening at the moment – or else he will be in trouble, it’s just inevitable. We’ve seen it with (previous United managers) Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer), Jose (Mourinho) and Louis van Gaal.

“There’s no way they should change him this season, this idea of sacking him is absolute nonsense. I wouldn’t be in favour of that.

“The lack of leadership and structure above him…I know people say you can’t blame the Glazers – yeah you can. You can because 10 years of failure, of miserable recruitment comes down to the fact they have not got a sporting director, a proper head of recruitment in place.

“That is why this happens. Ultimately managers look above them and think ‘I haven’t got anyone there to help me so I might as well just try and do it myself’.

“This is all down to the leadership. If it happened once, fair enough, if it happened twice you would ask a question, but this is five times, five times in 10 years.”