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EPL: He has failed – Danny Murphy tells Man United to sack Ten Hag

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has asked Manchester United to sack Erik ten Hag despite the Dutchman leading the Red Devils to the FA Cup win on Saturday.

Murphy is of the opinion that one match does not change the fact that Manchester United had been poor under Ten Hag this season.

The former Ajax manager has been heavily scrutinised in what is his second season at Old Trafford.

Manchester United finished 8th, their worst-ever position in the Premier League table with a -1 goal difference.

They won just one of their six group games in the UEFA Champions League, finishing at the bottom of the group.

United beat city rivals Manchester City 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

But that result would not convince Murphy, who believes that the Dutchman should be sacked regardless.

He wrote in Daily Mail, “The talk will now be of Ten Hag’s future. I’m pleased he has won a second trophy because he’s had to put up with a hell of a lot at Old Trafford.

“At the same time, it is normal for a manager to take criticism at such a big club. One swallow doesn’t make a summer.

“The reality is he has not shown enough in terms of motivational techniques or tactics over a period of time.

“He has failed repeatedly and I don’t think this final will be enough to save him because the United owners cannot base their decision on one match.

“United have been horrendous too many times this season. Fans of rival clubs would love Ten Hag to stay because they don’t see him as the figure to push the team on.

“My view is that after the season United have had, it was imperative for the club to look at viable options.

“I don’t think the hierarchy will feel guilty if Ten Hag is upset. He will be well compensated if he leaves and his job would not be under threat if the team had performed.”