Man Utd players 'convinced' Erik ten Hag will get sacked this summer

  • Ten Hag is under mounting pressure after Man Utd's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe tipped to hire new manager this summer
  • Several players reported to be delaying contract decisions due to managerial uncertainty
Ten Hag faces an uncertain future
Ten Hag faces an uncertain future / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

A number of Manchester United players are delaying decisions on their futures as they are 'convinced' manager Erik ten Hag will get sacked, a report has claimed.

Ten Hag's position has been under real pressure since Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS arrived at Old Trafford earlier this year, with tensions continuing to rise amid a run of underwhelming results, the latest of which came in the form of a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at the weekend.

With United now at risk of securing their lowest-ever Premier League finish, the Manchester Evening News state there are several players who are now convinced that Ten Hag will not be in charge of the club next season.

With certain members of the squad expecting a change in manager, those players are also said to be delaying decisions over their own futures until they know who will be in the dugout next year.

There is no mention of which players share this stance but United do have several players approaching the end of their contracts and facing uncertain futures this summer, and there is a reluctance to make any decisions until Ten Hag's future is resolved.

Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag remains confident he will keep his job / Charlie Crowhurst/GettyImages

Ten Hag has publicly insisted he is confident he will still be in charge at United next season but Ratcliffe has declined to make any concrete statements on the manager's future.

INEOS chiefs have also been searching the market for potential replacements in case they decide to part ways with Ten Hag this summer, with England boss Gareth Southgate among the names linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Ten Hag will enter the final year of his own £9m-a-year contract this summer, so United officials would have to agree a compensation fee to buy their way out of Ten Hag's deal.