“He’ll be gone in 2 years” – Rival fans express doubts over Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United appointment
Manchester United announced the appointment of Erik ten Hag as their new permanent manager on Thursday. The Dutch manager will take over from interim manager Ralf Rangnick after the end of the season.
While many United fans were delighted with the news, rival fans expressed their doubts over the appointment.
The Red Devils have gone through a tough period in recent years, especially this season. They saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting sacked in November and Rangnick taking over.
Even then, they have fallen behind in the race for the fourth spot in the Premier League. They are sixth, three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have a game in hand.
United will be finishing a fifth straight season without any silverware, with the last being the Europa League triumph under Jose Mourinho in 2017. They haven’t won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
They appointed David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, among others, but failed to win the title.The appointment of Ten Hag is being seen by many as the foundation for a big transformation at the club. Hence, while many fans are optimistic, many are still skeptical, especially rival fans, who took to Twitter to express themselves.
Here are some of the best Tweets from rival fans on Ten Hag’s appointment:
United is so desperate they hire Ten Hags. because One Hag alone cannot save us.
— fully vaccinated dad jokes enthusiast (@kelakuan) April 21, 2022
United fans who think Ten Hag will save them: pic.twitter.com/2OEcXLobfG
— philfodenszn (@Ryan77735772340) April 21, 2022
Every fan calls for the sack of Ten Hag to save the season. Ex players call for Rooney to step in. since he's a club legend.
Mark my words pic.twitter.com/LHN5qk8zp5
— ELI (@Expert_ELI) April 21, 2022