sport news CHRIS WHEELER: Man United's problems run far deeper than Erik ten Hag... with ... trends now

sport news CHRIS WHEELER: Man United's problems run far deeper than Erik ten Hag... with ... trends now
sport news CHRIS WHEELER: Man United's problems run far deeper than Erik ten Hag... with ... trends now

sport news CHRIS WHEELER: Man United's problems run far deeper than Erik ten Hag... with ... trends now

'My future has not changed one bit. I have a great job and I know exactly the direction I want to go in. It has not been the season we wanted but I have ideas I want to put in place.'David Moyes, 2014

'Everybody knows I have signed a three-year contract, and I have said in all my press conferences that is not one game, it is a process. I want to continue until the end.'Louis van Gaal, 2016

'I want to stay. My intention is to work, to improve and to bring the club to where it belongs. I don't see any reason not to stay. I still have a contract, and my desire is to stay while the owners and the board are happy with my work.'Jose Mourinho, 2018

'I accept the responsibility and that is mine today and it's mine going forward. I do believe in myself, I do believe that I am getting close to what I want with the club.'Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 2021

Listening to Erik ten Hag vow to fight to turn around Manchester United's fortunes on Wednesday night, it was hard not to recall the comments made by his predecessors at Old Trafford over the last decade without feeling a sense of déjà vu.

Erik ten Hag's problems are mounting after Man United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup

Erik ten Hag's problems are mounting after Man United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup

It has been a miserable start to the season but the board must refrain from sacking Ten Hag

It has been a miserable start to the season but the board must refrain from sacking Ten Hag

Here we are again. Manchester United in crisis. The manager under pressure. 

'We know how it ends,' Gary Neville posted in the wake of a humbling defeat to a Newcastle A-team, and sadly we do.

Only, it doesn't have to end this way. Ten Hag isn't done yet and until the United hierarchy make the decision to dispense with a fifth manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired there is still an opportunity for commonsense to prevail.

United's catastrophic dip in form this season has been shocking in the extreme, no doubt about it. 

From progressing in Ten Hag's first season they have lurched into reverse, almost without warning.

The most worrying thing about it is how impotent the manager looks as the wheels are falling off. Whatever Ten Hag seems to do at the

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