Sir Jim Ratcliffe left 'rattled' by Man Utd fans as Erik ten Hag awaits sack verdict following FA Cup triumph

Sir Jim Ratcliffe left 'rattled' by Man Utd fans as Erik ten Hag awaits sack verdict following FA Cup triumph

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 27/05/2024

- 07:58

The Red Devils won the competition on Saturday courtesy of goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly been left 'rattled' by Manchester United fans in the wake of the club's FA Cup win over Manchester City on Saturday.

Erik ten Hag went into the game with speculation suggesting it would be his last match in charge of the side.

But United produced one of their best performances under the 54-year-old to win the prestigious trophy, with Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo on target.

It is currently unclear what will happen with Ten Hag, who is eager to keep winning trophies.

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been left 'rattled' by Man Utd fans after the club beat Manchester City to win the FA Cup over the weeekend


Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino, Kieran McKenna and Thomas Frank are just a few of the names in the frame to take over.

United are set to conduct a review of their season as they consider what to do with Ten Hag, who has won two trophies in as many years.

Yet The Sun say Ratcliffe has been 'rattled' by fan power at the club.

Many United supporters are eager for Ten Hag to stay, despite a difficult campaign that saw the club finish eighth in the Premier League table.

And Ratcliffe appears to be buying himself more time as he considers his options.

Ten Hag believes he deserves to stay, having done well enough amid a testing time for the club.

They have had to contend with plenty of issues off the pitch, as well as on it, with Ratcliffe's purchase of a minority stake dragging on prior to official confirmation back in December.

Ten Hag is the first United manager to secure silverware in back-to-back seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson.

It may not be enough for him to remain at Old Trafford, however.

Tuchel is admired by INEOS, having won trophies at Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund throughout his career.

His combative character could yet count against him, though.

Pochettino is available after his recent departure from Chelsea - and the Argentine has long been eyed by United.

Whether he'd be ready for an immediate return to management is unclear, however.

And McKenna and Frank would both be risky appointments, despite their fine work at Ipswich and Brentford respectively.

Meanwhile, former Premier League star Danny Murphy has provided his verdict on Ten Hag's future.


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Sir Jim Ratcliffe gave Erik ten Hag a pat on the back after the Dutchman guided Man Utd to FA Cup glory


He has praised the Dutchman for winning the FA Cup against all odds.

But Murphy also thinks Ten Hag will be shown the door after 'failing too many times'.

The former Liverpool and Fulham star told the Daily Mail: "I'm pleased he has won a second trophy because he's had to put up with a hell of a lot at Old Trafford.

"At the same time, it is normal for a manager to take criticism at such a big club.

"One swallow doesn't make a summer. The reality is he has not shown enough in terms of motivational techniques or tactics over a period of time.

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Erik ten Hag is waiting to find out about his Man Utd future despite winning two trophies in two years


"He has failed repeatedly and I don't think this final will be enough to save him because the United owners cannot base their decision on one match.

"United have been horrendous too many times this season. Fans of rival clubs would love Ten Hag to stay because they don't see him as the figure to push the team on.

"Clubs are criticised for changing managers without having a successor lined up, but also slammed for seeing what is out there first, which is deemed disrespectful to the incumbent.

"My view is that after the season United have had, it was imperative for the club to look at viable options. I don’t think the hierarchy will feel guilty if Ten Hag is upset. He will be well compensated if he leaves and his job would not be under threat if the team had performed.

"United have to be competitive in big competitions. They have been nowhere near it for a year and the buck stops with the manager. I would be amazed if there isn’t a change, despite yesterday."

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