Neil Warnock has claimed that Erik ten Hag will not survive at Man United and that his expensive summer signings for Huddersfield had not yet started when he was in charge of them.
Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was United’s seventh in 14 games this season and has left Ten Hag in another turmoil after three straight wins.
The Manchester side face Newcastle in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford tonight, a repeat of last season’s final, and the Dutchman will be hoping for an immediate response.
However, former Cardiff City and QPR manager Warnock believes his days at the club are numbered.
Erik Ten Hag suffered his fifth league defeat of the season against Man City on Sunday
Former Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said he “didn’t enjoy” watching Ten Hag this season
“The money he spent, people forget.” Whatever you think about the owners, they spent a lot of money.
“Some of the players spent £60m to £70m. “I wouldn’t have had them with me at Huddersfield.”
The Red Devils spent a staggering £177m on Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Altay Bayindir this summer.
However, none of these players – including Sofyan Amrabat, who moved in on loan – have made a breakthrough at Old Trafford so far.
Asked if Ten Hag will stay at the club, he added: “I don’t think he will personally.” I’m not sure he wants to stick it out either. I think he knows he’s banging his head against a brick wall.’
After United’s defeat in the Manchester derby, Gary Neville dismissed Ten Hag’s claim that United had played “very well” in their last three games against City.
He told Sky Sports: “Manchester United’s performances against Manchester City were not good.”
England international Mason Mount was signed from Chelsea for £55 million in the summer
The Red Devils also bought Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta for £65 million
United face Newcastle in the Carabao Cup tonight, a repeat of last season’s final
“I sat with 90,000 other people at the cup final. The performance was not good. “That performance today in the second half was appalling.”
Mail Sport’s Chris Sutton has also claimed that Mason Mount has fallen “into a black hole” since joining the club and has become a symbol of the Ten Hag side’s regression.
Ian Ladyman also said: “Gary Neville pointed out on Sky Sports on Sunday that Old Trafford is becoming a place where good players die.”
“And Mason Mount will be next if he’s not careful.”