“Once Jim Ratcliffe’s takes over, it’s over for Erik ten Hag because he is coming with a better alternative who Manchester United fans want for a long time”-Potential Erik ten Hag replacement to ‘reject’ Saudi Pro League offer amid Man Utd ‘interest’.

Erik ten Hag remains under huge pressure at Manchester United despite a recent improvement in results at Old Trafford. United are still down in sixth in the Premier League despite winning four of their last five league matches, including a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Luton Town on Saturday.

The disappointing start to the campaign, which has featured heavy defeats to Manchester City and Newcastle, has brought sharp focus on Ten Hag and his suitability as manager. His decision to banish Jadon Sancho from the squad has also proved to be problematic, with the Daily Star claiming Sir Jim Ratcliffe will ‘order’ Ten Hag to end his feud with the winger – once he completes his 25 per cent purchase of the club.

Ten Hag is reported to retain the support of United’s hierarchy, however, with Ratcliffe also believing he is the right man for the job.But that may change, should United continue to struggle after the international break.Ten Hag is currently second-favourite with bookmakers – behind Sheffield United’s Paul Hecking bottom – to be the first Premier League boss to be sacked this season.

One manager who has been touted as a potential replacement for the Dutchman, is former Wolves and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui. Spanish newspaper AS (via TeamTalk) claim United view Lopetegui as an option should the club decide to part ways with Ten Hag.

The former Spain manager, 57, has also been linked with a move to Saudi Pro League club Al Ittihad, who recently sacked another former Wolves boss in Nuno Espirito Santo.

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