Man Utd told to hire Championship boss for FA Cup final after Ten Hag’s ‘sackable offence’

In time for the FA Cup final later this month, Manchester United has been instructed to fire Erik ten Hag and temporarily appoint their former player and interim manager Michael Carrick. Ten Hag is under increasing criticism after a disappointing season at Old Trafford, especially after the Red Devils just finished a 4-0 thrashing at Selhurst Park by Crystal Palace.

Ten Hag, who is nearing the end of his second season at United, guided his squad to back-to-back FA Cup final appearances and Carabao Cup glory the previous season. But former Premier League midfielder Jamie O’Hara has urged the team to adapt after the Red Devils’ humiliation in the nation’s capital.

“Against Crystal Palace on Monday night, Manchester United were terrible,” O’Hara told Grosvenor Casino. “It was a sackable offence. I can’t believe how bad Ten Hag is, how bad it’s got and that Sir Jim Ratcliffe is actually sticking by him.

“They should get someone new in for the final to give themselves a chance. You can’t have Ten Hag in the dugout. He’s leaving at the end of the season. The players have stopped running for him. They’re going into that game in a bad vein of form, in a bad frame of mind. I would change it and try and get a lift by getting in Michael Carrick. Just a couple of games, then he can go back to Middlesbrough.”

This season, United has lost a club-record 13 Premier League games and is two points behind sixth-place Newcastle after their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League were already dashed.

Seventh position Chelsea is currently competing for a spot in Europe and leads the Red Devils in the rankings based on goal differential. However, United would receive the second Europa League qualifying position if they won the FA Cup final.

A whole host of star names have been tipped to take over at Old Trafford should Ten Hag fall on his sword in the coming months. And O’Hara added: “I really liked [Thomas] Tuchel at Chelsea. I thought he created a team that was really hard to beat and nobody wanted to play against them but I don’t know if it works at Manchester United.

“I think they need maybe Graham Potter or Roberto De Zerbi. Someone to build and create a new mentality and philosophy.”

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