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Robbie Savage: Is Ten Hag Right for United’s Future?

Unpacking Manchester United’s FA Cup Semi-Final: A Closer Look

Emotional Rollercoaster in the FA Cup

Former Premier League midfielder Robbie Savage, in his detailed interview with Planet Sport Bet, shared insightful commentary on Manchester United’s performance against Coventry in the FA Cup semi-final. Savage’s candid reflections underscore a tumultuous match that could have lasting impacts on the club’s season and managerial decisions.

“Someone told me when Coventry had got it back to 3-2 so I put it back on and saw the equaliser. That period of extra time, wow. Can you imagine being a Coventry player in that?” Savage expressed his shock at the dramatic turn of events which almost saw Manchester United ousted from the tournament in an “unbelievable result.

Leadership Vacuum at United?

One of the central points of Savage’s critique focused on the apparent lack of leadership within the Manchester United squad, noting, “There were no leaders on or off the pitch and that is a huge worry for me now.” His observations suggest a deeper issue at the club, touching on both the performance and the structural integrity surrounding Erik ten Hag’s team.

Ten Hag’s Tenuous Tenure

Despite reaching three domestic cup finals in two years, questions remain about Ten Hag’s ability to guide the team effectively in the long term. Savage pondered, “The performance from Mark Robins’ team against Erik ten Hag’s United side might have really started to make people question whether he is the right man to be United’s manager next season.”

Season’s Assessment: A Disappointing Narrative

Looking at the broader picture of Manchester United’s season, Savage articulated concerns over the team’s performance beyond the FA Cup. He remarked, “Even if United win the FA Cup, I don’t think this season could be considered a successful one for them.” His analysis pointed out that, despite potential structural improvements under new management, the overall results have not met expectations.

Future Prospects and Managerial Changes

As the conversation about potential managerial changes at Manchester United heats up, Savage highlighted the appeal of the position given the club’s new organisational framework. “The Manchester United job is now such an appealing one because of the new structure that they’ve got in place with Jason Wilcox and Sir Jim Ratcliffe,” he stated, suggesting that, regardless of the season’s outcomes, Manchester United remains a coveted destination for top managerial talents.

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  1. If we get rid of ETH we’ll never know if he would have been successful under the new regime. As it stands the current ***tshow that’s 11 years and counting is of no fault of ETH and he shouldn’t get the sack for previous hierarchy F’kups.
    Not once this season has he been able to play United’s best 11 with best subs…