Man Utd urged to make ‘radical’ move and sack Erik ten Hag before getting ‘annihilated’ by Man City in FA Cup final as Michael Owen suggests ex-England boss should replace Dutchman


WHAT HAPPENED?

Owen believes that a radical change is necessary in the United dugout to salvage the season after anembarrassing 4-0 loss to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday evening. The Liverpool legend wants the board to get rid of Ten Hag as quickly as possible and opined that the Dutch manager is not capable of managing a club of United’s stature.

WHAT OWEN SAID

Speaking to Premier League Productions, Owen said: “I’ve said it for a long time that Ten Hag is not the right man for this job, I’ve been saying it for ages and ages. He cannot, simply cannot, manage the team next season. I almost wonder now, they’ve got a cup final and they’ve got a few important games that could mean European football next year or not. At some point you’ve got to make a decision, they’re going to get absolutely hammered by Manchester City [in the FA Cup final], they’re going to get annihilated, in fact, Arsenal will smash them to bits at Old Trafford, Newcastle will probably beat them and I wouldn’t even fancy them going to Brighton either.

“They might not get anything out of the rest of the season, playing like that. I just wonder, there’s just so much at stake, even if it’s only for four games, I wonder whether the board might just have to try to do something here and now and be quite radical about it. He cannot, simply cannot, manage this team next season. He’s not good enough. I’ve thought it for ages, and he’s just not good enough to manage Manchester United.”

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