Man Utd fans beg Sir Jim Ratcliffe to keep Erik ten Hag as manager after sensational FA Cup final win

Man Utd fans beg Sir Jim Ratcliffe to keep Erik ten Hag as manager after sensational FA Cup final win

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/05/2024

- 10:18

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Manchester United fans on social media have called for Sir Jim Ratcliffe to keep Erik ten Hag as manager in the wake of the club's FA Cup triumph on Saturday.

The Red Devils beat Manchester City 2-1 at Wembley courtesy of goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo to end a difficult season on a high.

It is unclear if Ten Hag will last in the dugout, however, with speculation rife the 54-year-old will be axed.

Thomas Tuchel, Kieran McKenna and Mauricio Pochettino are all candidates to take over if Ratcliffe opts to make a change.

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Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag could yet to be sacked in the wake of the club's FA Cup final win over Man City on Saturday


Yet United fans on social media have pleaded with the club to keep Ten Hag, instead of relieving him of his duties.

"Players handing over the trophy to Ten Hag for leading off the stands. How can you sack this man? He deserves to be here for next season and with this group," said one user.

A second said: "I genuinely think if they sack him I’m gonna feel a different way about this club. They physically can’t. He’s done what no other manager could’ve done here considering the circumstances."

A third weighed in by saying: "If they sack ten Hag it will be going against what the majority of United fans want. The fans sung his name all game. 2 successive trophies and a lot of set backs. We need to give him one more season."

Another opined: "You can’t sack Ten Hag now he has more trophies than Arteta thats crazy!!!!"


A sixth said: "I'm not saying this from an emotional point of view. I know it has been a rough ride this season, but please don't sack Ten Hag. He truly deserves one more season after this."

And a seventh said: "Surely they won’t sack Ten Hag now. That will be two cups in two years. Cannot believe they will sack him after this performance."

Ten Hag feels he has credit in the bank at United.

He has now won two trophies at Old Trafford, becoming the first manager since Sir Alex Ferguson to secure silverware in back-to-back campaigns at United in the process.

Football is a ruthless business, however.

And with United falling well short of expectations in the Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup, it's still possible Ten Hag will go.

The Red Devils also have history with this sort of thing.

Back in 2016, after winning the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal, the Dutchman was axed by the Glazers with Jose Mourinho installed as his replacement.

Tuchel, according to reports on Saturday night, is said to be feeling confident about securing the United job.


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Sir Jim Ratcliffe will decide Erik ten Hag's future after Man Utd stunned Man City to win the FA Cup


McKenna is also apparently excited and believes he's closing in on the role.

But Pochettino has long been admired within United and, following his recent departure from Chelsea, could be set for an immediate return to management.

Ten Hag spoke at length about his future on Saturday at his post-match press conference.

And the Dutchman has vowed to keep winning trophies, regardless of what happens.

“If they don’t want me anymore, I’ll go somewhere else and win trophies because that’s what I’ve done my whole career," he said.

United captain Bruno Fernandes, who oozed class against City, paid tribute to Ten Hag after their FA Cup triumph.

“It’s special for everyone. Obviously we know the manager is under too much scrutiny but it’s part of being at Manchester United," he said.

"Players, staff, we all know that we’re going to be under this.

“This manager is experienced enough and he knows. He deserves also. Everyone today, the staff, the backroom, everyone, the football players, we all deserve this.”

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