Why Manchester United should sack Erik ten Hag – Premier League legend explains

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Former Arsenal captain Martin Keown doesn’t believe Erik ten Hag is the right man for the Manchester United job and believes pundits would have been calling for a change in manager if it was Jose Mourinho in charge.

Ten Hag has overseen three consecutive victories in recent weeks, although none of those performances have been encouraging.

Prior to that run, United had endured their worst start to a season for 39 years, losing six of their opening 10 games across all competitions.

Asked whether he thought Ten Hag was the right man for the job, Keown told talkSPORT: “Not what I’m seeing right now. If this was [Jose] Mourinho in situ then I’m pretty certain all the former players would be on the bandwagon now and saying they want him out.

“I don’t know whether or not his public relations are very good but what I’m seeing with my own eyes, I don’t see a convincing performance. Now, because he’s getting results, he’s in there fighting, he’s got a chance.

“It doesn’t matter what people believe or what they think, it’s about turning around results. This is the biggest opportunity they ever get now at the weekend [against Manchester City] but I don’t see City slipping up again, it can’t happen.

“Potentially he’s out of his depth, it looks like he is right now. They’re just hanging on to get results. If he goes on another run of two or three defeats then I think he’s out the door.”