Gary Neville claims Erik ten Hag’s attitude in interview said it all about Man Utd’s future

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has faced speculation over his future after a difficult season which will end with the club missing out on the Champions League.

Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United has been the subject of debate(Sky Sports Premier League)

Gary Neville believes Erik ten Hag’s confident nature in his recent interview with Sky Sports points to the Dutchman being confident of staying at Old Trafford beyond this season.

Ten Hag led United to a third-place finish and the cup win in his first season in England, but this time things have been more difficult. With four games remaining, United know they will not be in the Champions League next season, although they still have a chance of winning silverware with a replay of the FA Cup final against Manchester City on the horizon.

United have a big summer ahead, with co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe looking to make his mark in his first transfer window in charge. However, recent form has raised doubts over whether Ten Hag will stick around to reap the rewards.

The 54-year-old has been linked with a summer return to Ajax, while outgoing Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel is among those reportedly being considered to take his place. Former club captain Neville, however, does not foresee any changes on the bench.

“I thought he was very confident,” Neville told Kelly Cates during a Sky Sports broadcast. “Obviously, everyone around him has left at the senior management level: the CEO, the CTO has been changed, the CFO has left, the interim CEO, John Murtough has left, so there have been a lot of changes in the club”.

Ratcliffe has already made significant changes behind the scenes, with Omar Berrada taking over as chief executive and Jason Wilcox as technical director. Dan Ashworth is expected to follow, with the former Brighton transfer boss on gardening leave from his position at Newcastle and expected to take the Magpies to arbitration.

Despite the change, Neville acknowledged Ten Hag’s calm exterior as the former Utrecht boss spoke on a variety of topics. One of them was the failure to land summer transfer targets, including Harry Kane, and this did not go unnoticed.

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