Erik ten Hag retains full support of Manchester United board despite poor start to season
Erik ten Hag has endured a difficult start to his tenure at Manchester United, with the club losing six of their last ten matches. Despite this, the Dutchman retains the full support of the board, who believe he is the right man for the job at Old Trafford.
Injuries and off-field issues
The board sympathises with the severity of United’s injury list this term – which at one point saw United without 12 first-team players. Sofyan Amrabat was twice exposed against Galatasaray, with the Moroccan being forced to play as a left-back in the absence of Luke Shaw, Sergio Reguilon and Tyrell Malacia. Rasmus Hojlund arrived at the club with an injury, while Mason Mount was ruled out for a month on his second appearance in a United shirt.
Ten Hag has also had to deal with a number of off-field issues, including the Mason Greenwood saga, domestic abuse allegations aimed at Antony and Jadon Sancho refusing to apologise for claiming he was being victimised by the Dutchman.
Welcome international break
United take on Brentford at Old Trafford before the international break, which Ten Hag is likely to welcome in order to get some players back from injury.
Ten Hag has had a difficult start to his tenure at Manchester United, but the board remain fully behind him and believe he is the right man for the job. With a number of injuries and off-field issues to contend with, Ten Hag will be hoping for a successful international break so he can get some players back from injury and refocus on his long-term project at Old Trafford.