- Man United lost 3-0 to rivals Man City in the Premier League on Sunday
- Erik ten Hag’s team is in eighth place in the table, eight points behind the top four
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Manchester United staff reportedly have serious concerns about the team’s ability to finish in the top four this season.
United’s humiliating 3-0 defeat by local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday meant five defeats in their first 10 Premier League games.
Erik ten Hag’s struggling side are now in eighth place in the table, already eight points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.
And a Source told ESPN that there are real fears within the club about missing out on qualification for Europe’s premier competition.
United have suffered this fate four times in the last ten seasons and must turn the situation around quickly if they do not want it to happen again.
Man United staff have serious concerns about the team’s ability to finish in the top four
The ESPN report adds that United bosses still trust Ten Hag to do just that.
The Red Devils have three very winnable league games next against Fulham, Luton and Everton before big games against Newcastle and Chelsea.
Ten Hag is under increasing pressure and fans were less than impressed with his team selection and approach to the City game.
The last time United lost five of their first ten games of a season was 37 years ago.
United’s defeat against Man City was their fifth in their first ten Premier League games