Man Utd legend urges fans to back Ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag
Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. Photo by Shutterstock.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has urged the club’s global fanbase to get behind manager Erik ten Hag.

The Dane wants the fans to be united behind their manager for the Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday.

The Dane told BBC Sport: “This is the time where we stand united and we support the manager, we let him get through this period.

“We’ve never won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson left. Some managers will claim they had big results, but they never developed the club or moved it forward. This is a result of that, that’s what we’re seeing now.

“If we love Manchester United, we have to come in behind him. Against Newcastle our own fans are singing: ‘you’re getting sacked in the morning’. That isn’t how you support Manchester United.

“Everywhere in the world, people are talking about Manchester United not doing well. If this was another club we wouldn’t get this much talk, this much airtime on the radio or space in the newspapers.

“If we can sit on top of the world in terms of narrative, it’s brilliant. That’s something you have to deal with. It requires enormous mental strength as a player and manager.”