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Alan Brazil expects Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag to be sacked in December if results don’t change

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is under increasing pressure at the club following their worst start to a season since 1974.

The Red Devils have lost nine of their opening 17 matches across all competitions in 2023-24, and talkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil claims the Dutchman could be gone by December.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is expected to take over the club’s football operations as from next week, and the British billionaire could make major changes.

Former Chelsea manager Graham Potter has already been linked with the job, and Brazil believes Ten Hag’s days at the Old Trafford club are numbered.

“Manchester United have to beat Luton,” he said on talkSPORT.

“If they don’t, Ten Hag is a goner. He’s a goner. He won’t go – here is my prediction, in my opinion, from what I hear, he won’t go until December, but after December 1, he’s in big danger.”

Ratcliffe could take charge of Man United on Monday, and he could reportedly show CEO Richard Arnold, football director John Murtough and director of football operations David Harrison the exit door.

Ten Hag could be next if the results do not improve, and such a big club will always attract the top managers despite their struggles since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013.

A defeat against Luton Town tomorrow will not do the former Ajax boss any favours as the international break always presents clubs the opportunity to make managerial changes if need be, and a tenth defeat in 18 games could prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Ten Hag impressed in his first season at the club, winning the League Cup, reaching the final of the FA Cup and finishing third in the Premier League.

However, things have gone from bad to worse this term, and it could cost him his job.

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