Man United owners have common sense – Erik ten Hag on sack speculations

Erik ten Hag has said he is not concerned about his future at Manchester United because those deciding his fate have “common sense.”

Ten Hag is under heavy pressure ahead of Sunday’s visit of title-challenging Arsenal. The Red Devils currently sit in eighth place and might not qualify for any European competition.

The Dutch manager could yet win silverware if they defeat Man City to win the FA Cup. However, winning the trophy was not enough to save his fellow Dutchman, Louis van Gaal, from the sack at Old Trafford in 2016.

When asked if he was worried about succumbing to the same fate, Ten Hag said: “No. I think they [owners] have common sense.”

Meanwhile, CorrectNG reported earlier that the Manchester United manager hit back at comments made by Jose Mourinho that he never had the same level of support the Dutchman currently enjoys at the club.

Mourinho suggested that Ten Hag has been given more backing in the transfer market than he had during his 2½ years at Old Trafford.

However, Ten Hag said in an interview with ESPN Brasil, said that Mourinho is the only manager in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era to “get the players they wanted.”

He said; “Apart from Mourinho, the manager didn’t get the players they wanted, and that is what you need. I am confident we will achieve our goals, but it is a tough competition.

It is not a two-horse race anymore. There are seven, eight [teams in the Premier League] who all go for the title, who all have very good squads. So if you want to go to the title, you have to construct that squad.”