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Report: Is Man United’s Board Still Behind Their Manager?

The Long Haul Ahead for Ten Hag at Old Trafford

It’s no secret that Manchester United have been on a rocky road of late. But for those whispering about the fate of their current helmsman, Erik ten Hag, it seems the whispers might be premature. Regardless of the stuttering start to the season – with an unsavoury six losses in the first 10 matches – the Manchester United boardroom remains steadfastly behind the Dutch maestro.

Champions League Night to Forget

The recent 3-2 defeat to Galatasaray in the Champions League might have been the latest blow, but even this hasn’t shaken the United top brass’s confidence. As reported by The Guardian, Old Trafford insiders see Ten Hag as the figure to lead them into a brighter tomorrow.

An Injury Crisis Like No Other

While Erik ten Hag hasn’t outwardly pointed fingers at injuries for the club’s less than stellar displays, anyone within the confines of Old Trafford knows they’ve been dealt a rotten hand. Imagine contending with a staggering 16 players sidelined! Notable absentees include Rasmus Højlund, United’s fresh £64m acquisition, plagued with a back issue straight out the gate. Then there’s Mason Mount, snatched up for £55m, who found himself nursing a hamstring injury as early as his second appearance in a United jersey.

Square Pegs in Round Holes

To say Ten Hag has been getting creative with his line-ups would be an understatement. Having to deploy midfielder Sofyan Amrabat as a makeshift left-back for three consecutive games? That’s a manager making do with what he’s got.

Eyes on the Brentford Prize

As Brentford prepare to march into Old Trafford this weekend, United sit in a precarious position – nine points from a top spot and a worrying seven away from the sought-after fourth. But perhaps this match, the curtain closer before the international pause, might be the turning point the Red Devils so desperately need.

Old Trafford’s Ticket Troubles

Away from the pitch, there’s been a murmur about ticketing controversies at the Theatre of Dreams. How, one wonders, did a significant number of Galatasaray supporters manage to infiltrate the home sections of Old Trafford, including the iconic Stretford End? While measures, as always, were in place to safeguard against such happenings, initial probes suggest ticket touting or perhaps sales through official pathways to Galatasaray loyalists residing in the UK might be the culprits.

Patience is a Virtue

Football, with its heart-thumping highs and gut-wrenching lows, is a game of patience. For Manchester United and Erik ten Hag, the journey has only just begun. And if the Old Trafford decision-makers’ confidence is anything to go by, they’re in it for the long haul.

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