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Rio Ferdinand believes Erik ten Hag needs a massive upturn in results to still be at Manchester United next year

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been under pressure all season following some runs of woeful results.

However, it is widely believed he will not be getting sacked at the moment with Sir Jim Ratcliffe yet to be ratified by the Premier League as a co-owner of the Old Trafford club.

The Red Devils have won just one of their last six league games and have already been dumped out of the League Cup and Champions League.

Ten Hag impressed in his first year at Man United last term but is struggling to get the players performing this term, and Rio Ferdinand believes he needs an upturn in fortunes on the pitch to keep his job going forward.

He was asked on The Obi One Podcast whether the Dutchman would still be Man United’s boss this time next season, and he thought long and hard before answering.

“Oooh!” Ferdinand responded. “He needs to have a massive upturn in, foremost, in the results for me to say yes, no doubt.”

Ratcliffe and his team already have plans for potential replacements in the dugout.

The OGC Nice owner wants Man United to become a force to be reckoned with and will not hesitate to cut his losses with Ten Hag if results do not improve next season.

Ratcliffe is expected to give the former Ajax boss a chance to remain in charge until the end of the current campaign and then make the necessary squad changes in the summer transfer window.

Failure to see changes afterwards could force the British billionaire to act and Ten Hag needs to start getting his tactics and selection right.

While most of the Man United players have been largely underwhelming and disappointing this term, he has been culpable for some of their woeful results.

The Red Devils do not have a distinct playing style under Ten Hag, which is inexcusable given their status as one of the biggest clubs on the planet.

The Dutchman has what it takes to take Man United to the next level, but he needs to show that he can do so sooner rather than later.