Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim could be the ideal replacement for under-fire Erik Ten Hag at Old Trafford

It’s never a good sign when fans loudly boo their manager’s substitutions and Erik ten Hag has decided it’s time to go to the mattresses.

He was already feeling the heat following the narrow escape against Coventry when Manchester Unitedblew a 3-0 lead and had to go to penalties to beat Championship also-rans Coventry in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

The Dutchman didn’t respond well to criticism, banning three media outlets from asking questions at a subsequent press conference and now he is going to great lengths to explain why his underachieving side is ‘one of the most dynamic and entertaining teams in the league at this moment’.

Dismayed United supporters were not impressed when Rasmus Hojlund and Kobbie Mainoo were taken out of the action in the 65th minute and let Ten Hag feel their wrath.

United have taken just seven points from their last six league matches and even winning the FA Cup by beating Manchester City in next month’s Wembley showpiece may not be enough for the former Ajax coach to save his job.

After all, United sacked his fellow countryman Louis Van Gaal two days after they beat Crystal Palace in the 2016 cup final and although Sir Jim Ratcliffe is now at the helm it has been reported he’s drawn up a list of candidates to replace beleaguered Ten Hag in the summer.

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