As Manchester United prepares to face Brentford in the upcoming Premier League clash, Erik ten Hag finds himself under increasing pressure following consecutive defeats.
Ten Hag’s dream start to Manchester United’s 2023/24 campaign has turned into a nightmare. The recent shambolic home loss to Galatasaray, following a humbling defeat by Crystal Palace at the same venue, has left both the team and its fans in disbelief.
These losses have been exacerbated by a series of errors by new goalkeeper Andre Onana, putting his place in the side in jeopardy.
Next up at Old Trafford is Brentford in the Premier League, and for Ten Hag’s side, it’s a must-win game. With four defeats in just seven league matches this season, there’s no room for further setbacks.
Amid the ongoing and frustrating takeover saga, which has now lasted 318 days, here are the latest headlines from Old Trafford:
Ten Hag’s Shock Ajax Return?
Former Ajax striker Kenneth Perez has raised the idea of Erik ten Hag returning to the club, considering his struggles at Manchester United.
Perez mentioned, “Imagine if Erik ten Hag were fired, would it be very crazy for Ajax to ask him back?” Ten Hag had two stints at Ajax as a player and won the Eredivisie under Ten Hag’s assistant Steve McClaren at FC Twente.
“Manchester United is known for the fact that things can get difficult if things don’t go well,” added the 49-year-old. “Then it’s not a crazy idea, is it?”
Onana’s International Career U-Turn
Andre Onana’s challenging spell at Manchester United is likely to lead to a change in his international career with Cameroon.
Despite making a surprise return to play for Cameroon in their 3-0 victory over Burundi on September 12, securing their place in the Nations Cup, Onana may reconsider his international commitments.
This decision is driven by his desire to focus on regaining his form at United, potentially causing him to miss up to nine games for the club. Talks with Cameroon officials will determine his participation in AFCON.