Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag is anticipated to engage in discussions with the incoming club owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe regarding his future at Old Trafford.
Despite the imminent confirmation of Ratcliffe’s 25 percent stake in the club and his assumed control over football operations, Ten Hag remains confident that he will have the opportunity to demonstrate his worth to the new leadership.
With the British billionaire poised to take charge, there is heightened scrutiny on Ten Hag’s position.
However, the United boss plans to articulate his strategy for revamping the squad by addressing the underperforming players within the current roster.
Speculation has surrounded Ten Hag’s tenure, fueled by a disappointing start to the season, with United winning only 12 out of 24 games across all competitions.
Calls for the Dutchman’s dismissal have grown, especially with an upcoming challenging fixture against rivals Liverpool on Sunday, where a repeat of last season’s 7-0 defeat could jeopardize his job.
While rumors link Graham Potter as a potential replacement, it is suggested that Ten Hag’s primary communication is with director of sport Dave Brailsford rather than directly with Ratcliffe at this stage.
Despite the uncertainties, Ten Hag reportedly enjoys support from those above him.
The former Ajax boss is eager to offload several players in January, including Anthony Martial, Raphael Varane, Casemiro, and Jadon Sancho, as part of his efforts to refresh the squad.
After two consecutive defeats, United faces Liverpool following a 3-0 loss to Bournemouth and a home defeat to Bayern Munich, marking the end of their Champions League aspirations.
With exits from Europe and the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup remains the Red Devils’ last realistic chance for silverware this season.