Manchester United were put to the sword by Newcastle in a 4th round League Cup tie on Wednesday evening.
Manchester United have now lost five games at Old Trafford this season, having only lost two at home during the entirety of 2022/23. This dismal form has seen Erik ten Hag’s odds slashed from 9/1 to 2/1 with Betfair to be the next Premier League manager sacked.
Is time running out for Erik ten Hag at Manchester United?
Erik ten Hag’s first season as Manchester United boss saw the Red Devils clinch a Champions League place, reach the FA Cup final and win the League Cup.
And after spending over £170m in the 2023 summer transfer window, big things were expected of United this term.
However, it is fair to say things have not gone to plan at all. Manchester United have lost 8+ of their first 15 games in a season for the first time since 1962/63 (9). They have also lost five of their first 10 at Old Trafford for the first time since 1930/31.
Such an awful start leaves the Manchester outfit 8th in the Premier League and already eight points off the Champions League places, out of the League Cup and 3rd in what is – barring Bayern Munich – a fairly easy CL group.
As well as failing on the pitch, Erik ten Hag appears to be losing his players. Jadon Sancho was banned from all first-team facilities at Manchester United in late September and is yet to feature for the squad since, while the antics of United captain Bruno Fernandes during the latest Manchester derby also drew the ire of many fans and pundits over the last week.
When asked about his future post-Newcastle, Ten Hag responded: “I understand that when the results are not there it’s a logical process there are questions. I am confident I can do it. At all my clubs I have done it. But at this moment we are in a bad place. I take responsibility for it. I am a fighter and I am in a fight.”