Ten Hag shuts down Manchester United speculation in pre-match presser

Erik ten Hag reacts at the pre-match press conference on Manchester United's work

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has gone to great lengths to distance himself from constant speculation linking him to the upcoming vacancy at Manchester United next season.

The Dutch director was in final preparations to guide by Godenzonen in a clash against visiting Sparta Rotterdam today (who sit level with the Dutch giants in a 1-1 draw at the time of writing), as they look to secure another Eredivisie title to add to their huge haul of trophies in the history of the club.

But despite previously being tagged as the front-runner – which saw rumors surface that the club were looking to prioritize summer moves for Harry Kane and Declan Rice to give the first-team squad an immediate boost upon their potential arrival – ten Hag refused to discuss the United post and remains focused on the task at hand at Ajax as mentioned by an insider Fabricius Romano.

It is perhaps understandable that ten Hag reacted the way he did given the gravity of the current situation in the Dutch top flight, with Ajax sitting just four points ahead of their bitter rivals PSV Eindhoven, and with all the chances that they can let their points lead. slippage before the close of the current campaign.

United falls to Everton in trouble; more evidence needed change

Despite the jokes swirling on Twitter regarding ten Hag’s reaction during his press conference, and the moment that accompanied it, Manchester United’s 1-0 loss at the hands of relegation-threatened Everton by Frank Lampard was further proof of why a manager change. is so desperately needed.

Erik ten Hag reacts at the pre-match press conference on Manchester United's work

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 9: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 9, 2022 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The Red Devils dominated in all the data departments as expected visiting Goodison Park today, but that wasn’t good enough to get past the Toffees at home, who can thank Anthony Gordon’s goal in the 27th minute.

It was another frustrating performance under German tactician Ralf Rangnick who has now seen United win just one of their last five in the Premier League (1-2-2), with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka failing. to show up as required.

Although United still have every mathematical chance of finishing in the top four at the end of the season, reminders of how frustrating the 2021-22 spell has been at the Theater of Dreams have become all too common.


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