Neville: Man Utd have made a decision on Ten Hag

Manchester United legend Gary Neville
Manchester United legend Gary Neville. Photo by Shutterstock.

Gary Neville believes Manchester United have already made a decision on Erik ten Hag’s future at Old Trafford.

Neville believes new minority shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe will not be waiting until May to make a decision, regardless of whether Ten Hag can get United into the Champions League.

“If you look at [Omar Berrada] coming in from City as CEO, and looking to get Dan Ashworth from Newcastle, they’re going to make a decision quite quickly if they haven’t already,” Neville said on the Sky Sports show Monday Night Football.

“I suspect Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Dave Brailsford already know whether Erik ten Hag will be the manager next season. I can’t believe they’re going to wait until May to make that decision, and then leave themselves short.

“Where Man Utd have been found out in the last 10 years in recruitment is making poor decisions, late decisions, not being ahead of the game.

“I don’t think they’re going to do that, so for me I suspect they’ve already come to a conclusion already. It may already be that it’s Champions League or not, they still will stick with that decision.”

Neville has praised the new changes done at the club by Ratcliffe, stating on his football podcast Stick to Football, that he believes the arrival of Dan Ashworth as new Manchester United sporting director could change the culture at the club.