Sports pundit Richard Keys has claimed that Manchester United’s board may have concluded plans to replace Erik ten Hag with Mauricio Pochettino.
He said, for this reason, the Red Devils hierarchy are not backing Erik ten Hag in the transfer market.
Ten Hag, a former Ajax boss, became the first Red Devils’ manager since John Chapman in 1921 to lose his first two matches in charge of the club.
Manchester United now occupy the bottom of the Premier League table, having lost two of their opening matches: 2-0 to Brighton and a 4-0 bashing in the hands of Brentford.
Now BeIN Sports anchor Keys, who was sacked by Sky Sports over a decade ago after making sexist comments, believes United’s hierarchy could sack Ten Hag before the end of next month.
“This time a week ago we were talking about Erik ten Hag and the task that confronted him at Manchester United. The opening day didn’t go very well, yesterday was even worse,” said Keys.
“Now I’ve got a theory. Now maybe at Manchester United, having watched him work and his team play twice, they’re thinking to themselves: ‘We have made a cataclysmic error, this man is not for us’.
“That might explain the fact that they’re not spending money. Come September and our first international break, what are the chances – a little bit like Crystal Palace did with [Frank] de Boer – they pull the plug and Pochettino is in charge by the time we come back.”