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Jamie Carragher doesn’t see Manchester United sacking Erik Ten Hag if he wins the FA Cup

Manchester United host Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday, and manager Erik ten Hag knows plenty is at stake.

The Red Devils boss is under pressure at the club and a defeat against the Reds will not help his chances of retaining his job at the Theatre of Dreams

However, victory could turn things around as Man United could go on and lift the trophy if they defeat Liverpool.

Jamie Carragher believes that beating his old club and landing the FA Cup could see Ten Hag keep his job.

“Erik ten Hag faces Jurgen Klopp twice over the next three weeks,” the former Liverpool star wrote in the Telegraph.

“Gatecrashing the Liverpool manager’s farewell party will go a long way to ensuring there is no managerial change at Manchester United in the near future.

“There is no sugar coating the importance of Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final for the Dutch coach.

“The first of the Old Trafford meetings with Klopp between now and April 7 will have a massive bearing on how much faith there is left in Ten Hag to revive the club.

“Win, and Ten Hag will – to steal Klopp’s famous phrase – turn some of his doubters into believers.

“The last United manager to win the trophy, Louis van Gaal, learned of his dismissal before the 2016 final, given no opportunity to build on that success as the club had already decided to appoint (Jose) Mourinho.

“If Ten Hag was to replicate that win, it is hard to imagine United would dispense with his services.”

Man United reached the final of the FA Cup last season but lost 2-1 to Manchester City.

The Premier League champions face Newcastle United, Chelsea face Leicester City while Wolverhampton Wanderers face Coventry City in the other FA Cup quarter-final ties.

The Red Devils will hope other results go their way if they manage to get a win over Liverpool.

Securing victory on Sunday will not come easy, but Man United held Liverpool to a goalless draw when the teams met at Anfield in December.

Man United can shock the injury-ravaged Merseysiders if they replicate that level of resilience again.