I’d give Erik ten Hag another chance, says ex-Manchester United goalkeeper

Despite Manchester United suffering a four-goal drubbing at the hands of Crystal Palace on Monday night, a former Manchester United goalkeeper suggests that Erik ten Hag deserves another chance.

Since his arrival at Old Trafford in 2022, the Dutchman has failed to set the league alight. The Red Devils saw off Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup last season, and reached the final of the Emirates FA Cup, where they were defeated by Manchester City.

A rematch of that clash under the arch is the only way Erik ten Hag could somewhat save his season, lifting the country’s most historic silverware in a last-ditch attempt to silence his critics.

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But for Tomasz Kuszczak, who played for Manchester United between 2006 and 2012, the 54-year-old manager has shown enough to earn another season at the Theatre of Dreams.

Speaking to OLBG, Kuszczak revealed: ‘I would definitely give him a go, or another chance. I would let him work another season and see what would happen.’

‘As we know, since Sir Alex Ferguson left the team, there have been many great managers who didn’t match expectations: David Moyes, Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal and Ole Gunnar Solskjær.’

‘People got used to the success of Sir Alex,’ says Kuszczak, ‘and since that, it’s been one big struggle. We’ve got three or four teams that are well ahead of United at the moment.’

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‘Hopefully the FA Cup [against Manchester City on May 25] is the start of a new era for United,’ expressed the former Poland international, who went on to add that beating the Cityzens is ‘not an easy job.’

‘There is no doubt that Ten Hag is a fantastic manager, but he’s struggling – especially when you look at managers like Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta.’

‘But they all had the time to build and alter their tactics,’ he continued. ‘Any change in manager is going to take years for players to get used to it. Under Sir Alex, he never made many changes between seasons.’

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