Why Manchester United is yet to SACK me – Eric Ten Hag opened up 

Why Manchester United is yet to SACK me – Eric Ten Hag opened up



Plus: Man Utd’s coaching staff believe there is a lack of a vocal presence in the dressing room; Sebastian Kehl believes Borussia Dortmund have already proved it was a good decision to bring Jadon Sancho back, but stopped short of saying the switch would be made permanent


Wednesday 8 May 2024 12:16, UK


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The top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday’s newspapers…






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Manchester United will not sack Erik ten Hag before this month’s FA Cup final despite Monday night’s humiliating defeat at Crystal Palace ramping up the pressure on the manager.


Paul Scholes believes Antony was questioning Ten Hag when he held three fingers up at Mason Mount following Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat by Crystal Palace.


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Jadon Sancho led the dressing room celebrations after Borussia Dortmund reached the Champions League final.


Lisandro Martinez has set his sights on being fit for the FA Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on May 25.


Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed the secret to Harry Kane’s phenomenal success in Germany – an addiction to cappuccino.


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Sir Dave Brailsford has been at the forefront of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Old Trafford revolution since the Ineos billionaire invested in Manchester United, but the former Great Britain cycling supremo is preparing to take a more withdrawn role.


Manchester United are sticking with Erik ten Hag for now, but mounting uncertainty over his future at Old Trafford is eroding the Dutchman’s authority in the dressing room.




Erik ten Hag insists he’s still the right man for the job, despite watching his Manchester United side suffer a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace

Kylian Mbappe rolled his eyes and stormed out of an interview after he was asked if he will be supporting Real Madrid when they take on Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the wake of PSG’s Champions League exit against Borussia Dortmund.


Manchester United are weighing up paying the £51.5m release clause to bring Gleison Bremer to the Premier League.


Liverpool and Juventus are the two clubs most interested in Teun Koopmeiners.


Andre Onana is making good use of his Manchester United goalkeeper’s jerseys – he’s turning them into hospital gowns for children.


Liverpool have tied down a potential superstar striker on his first professional contract – Keyrol Figueroa, 17, son of Maynor Figueroa.


West Ham United are targeting Corinthians teenager Wesley as part of the club’s move in a different direction this summer.


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Erik ten Hag is reportedly no longer in the running for the Bayern Munich job.


Carra on Man Utd


Jamie Carragher says Manchester United are one of the most poorly coached teams in the Premier League

The biker who had his leg broken by Manchester United hero Nicky Butt in a road accident says it cost him his job and claims the star has never said sorry.


Rapper Bugzy Malone has revealed shock talks to fight Floyd Mayweather.


Thiago Silva was spotted in tears as he attended his final awards ceremony at Chelsea.


Darwin Nunez has been spotted in Barcelona just days after emerging as a transfer target.


Newcastle have reached an agreement to sign Lloyd Kelly on a free transfer, according to reports.


Manchester United are expected to hold “concrete talks” over a potential deal for Crystal Palace star Michael Olise.




Manchester United’s army of opinionated former players are causing reservations among some of the potential candidates to succeed Erik ten Hag as manager.


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Reflecting on his interview with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, Gary Neville suggests that giving the Dutchman at least another season in charge at Old Trafford is in the best interests of everyone at the club

Johannes Spors, the global sporting director of 777 Group, is among the names Newcastle United have considered in their search for Dan Ashworth’s successor.


Aston Villa’s do-or-die Europa Conference League semi-final second-leg tie against Olympiakos will be officiated by a referee who served a six-month ban as part of a German match-fixing scandal.


County cricket faces a new scheduling clash amid fears that more than 30 English players will miss the start of next season, and more homegrown players could become white-ball only.




Saracens will not end their policy of taking players on mid-season bonding trips despite Billy Vunipola being arrested during the team’s weekend away in Mallorca.




Saracens will not change their policy despite Billy Vunipola’s arrest

The All England Club has given the LTA its highest surplus payment of £48.8m after posting record financial figures for Wimbledon last year.


A former Chelsea coach has been banned for life from football after he was accused of racist bullying.


Police officers visited England’s players to reassure them that they will be protected from racist online abuse during this summer’s European Championship, in part due to improved co-operation from social media companies.


Diego Maradona’s Golden Ball trophy won for being named the best player at the 1986 World Cup is expected to be sold for millions when it is goes to auction next month.




Cole Palmer has been rewarded for a stellar debut campaign at Chelsea with an awards double.


Adam Wharton says it would be “fantastic” to be named in England’s Euro 2024 squad.


Clinton Morrison backs Chelsea player to make Euros squad


Clinton Morrison hails the form of Cole Palmer and expects him to be named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for this summer’s Euros but says there is still a question mark as to whether or not Jarrod Bowen will be included



Arsenal scouts have reportedly been ‘very impressed’ by Viktor Gyokeres and have been frequent visitors to his Sporting Lisbon matches this season.


Arsenal are reportedly among a host of English clubs keeping tabs on Rennes teenager Desire Doue.




Manchester United’s coaching staff believe there is a lack of a vocal presence in the dressing room – which has contributed to their decline this term.


Liverpool keeper coach John Achterberg is set to team up again with Anfield legend Steven Gerrard when he leaves the Merseyside club at the end of the season.


Jude Bellingham is set to lift his first league title behind closed doors after Real Madrid reportedly rejected the idea of celebrating their La Liga win when they face Granada next weekend.


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Sky Sports News’ Melissa Reddy explains why Erik ten Hag laughed off suggestions of an imminent summer squad clear-out at Manchester United

Sebastian Kehl believes Borussia Dortmund have already proved it was a good decision to bring Jadon Sancho back to Signal Iduna Park, but the sporting director stopped short of saying the Manchester United star would make a permanent switch this summer.


Ex-Manchester United star Paul Parker has accused Rasmus Hojlund of “behaving really childishly” – but believes it is down to the influence of his team-mates.




Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr are set to appoint Fernando Hierro as their new sporting director.


A case brought by a former Premier League consultant accusing the organisation of racial discrimination was settled out of court on Tuesday.


Steven Alzate has returned to Brighton after a second season on loan to Standard Liege.




Manchester United’s humiliating capitulation at Selhurst Park on Monday evening could spark a summer exodus as Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS era starts to take shape in the summer


Carra on Man Utd


Jamie Carragher and Ashley Young discuss the problems at Manchester United and Erik ten Hag’s chances of turning around the club’s fortunes

Jose Mourinho is itching for a sensational second stint at the helm of Manchester United, insiders claim.




Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly attempting to get rid of Jeremie Frimpong’s release clause – which could scupper a move to Manchester United and a Celtic payday.


The agent of Australian winger Raphael Borges Rodrigues has teased a potential move to Rangers.


Jamie Murphy admits he can’t see John Lundstram staying at Rangers next season as the midfielder nears the end of his current contract.


The SPFL has reportedly lined up William Hill as the new sponsor of the league in a “record agreement”.


David Watson is eyeing a dream date with Ajax as he prepares to step onto planet football’s biggest stage.


Former Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst has revealed he failed in a bid to bring Borussia Dortmund star Ian Maatsen to Ibrox.


Queen’s Park youngster Aiden McGinlay is being tracked by English Premier League new boys Ipswich Town.




Rangers keeper Jack Butland has been spotted having heated words with a fan following Sunday’s win over Kilmarnock.


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Rangers goalkeeper Jack Butland joined the club last summer

Former Rangers and Dundee United star Jon Daly has been sacked by St Patrick’s Athletic – just six months on from winning them a cup.


Rangers are one of a number of top teams in Europe and beyond tracking Orlando Pirates winger Relebohile Mofokeng, it’s being claimed.


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