April 17, 2024

Ten Hag, the end already foretold

Seasons go by, coaches come and go, and Manchester United are still chasing their former glory. Since the end of the Sir Alex Ferguson era twenty years ago, the Mancunian club has failed to occupy a prime position on the national and international scenes. Admittedly, there have been a few flashes of brilliance, such as the Europa League won in 2017 and the English Cup won a year …

Seasons go by, coaches come and go, and Manchester United are still chasing their former glory. Since the end of the Sir Alex Ferguson era twenty years ago, the Mancunian club has failed to occupy a prime position on the national and international scenes. Admittedly, there have been a few flashes of brilliance, such as the Europa League won in 2017 and the English Cup won a year earlier, but other than that, the fans are not celebrating. Coach after coach has come and gone, but there’s been no end to the sackings.in the last 16 of the League Cup (0-3). All the more reason to believe that Erik ten Hag’s days on the Manchester United bench are now numbered. He said so in a long message posted on social networks on Thursday morning. Last night we saw the Theatre of Dreams transformed into the Theatre of Nothing. Every single United fan was tired and listless. On the pitch, players in shock, distressing performances and a coach in disarray before our very eyes. We’ve seen it before, we know how it’s going to end and we’ve had enough.

Hope disappointed

One The last few months had seen the possibility of a total sale of the club by the Glazer family to Qatar. Since then, however, the dust has settled and the idea of Sir Jim Ratcliffe simply taking a 25% stake in the club is no longer reassuring. The vagueness that has surrounded Manchester United for so many years shows no signs of dissipating, and Erik ten Hag could well be watching from the sidelines if he fails to turn things around quickly.