Reports have emerged indicating that Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his strong support for Erik ten Hag and believes he is the right manager for Manchester United, despite recent speculation about Ten Hag’s future.
Manchester United secured a much-needed 1-0 victory against Fulham, which temporarily relieved pressure on Ten Hag after the club’s worst season start in 61 years, marked by consecutive 3-0 defeats to Manchester City and Newcastle United.
There had been rumors suggesting that Ten Hag might be dismissed, with Zinedine Zidane and Ruben Amorim mentioned as potential replacements. However, a source claims that Sir Alex Ferguson, a former Manchester United manager and an iconic figure at the club, has shown unwavering support for Ten Hag.
The source noted that Ferguson is impressed with Ten Hag’s management and decision-making, particularly during challenging moments. Although Ferguson, like many others, would prefer better results this season, he believes that those calling for a managerial change are mistaken.
Ferguson thinks that Ten Hag has demonstrated the character and mentality required to lead the club in a new direction and deserves time, similar to what he had during his tenure as manager.
The source also mentioned that Sir Jim Ratcliffe, set to become the sporting director at the club with his proposed 25 percent stake acquisition, supports Ten Hag as well.
The report concludes by comparing Ten Hag’s approach to Ferguson’s, highlighting how both managers made challenging decisions in the best interests of the club, even if they risked conflicts with players. The handling of the recent Marcus Rashford situation is cited as an example of Ten Hag’s similar approach to Ferguson’s.