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Report: Manchester United chief executive’s stance on Erik ten Hag’s job security

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Richard Arnold took over from Ed Woodward. (Credit: The US Sun)

Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold gives verdict on manager Erik ten Hag’s job security

Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold assured the club’s staff of his utmost confidence in manager Erik ten Hag.

Telegraph reported that Arnold held an intense Zoom meeting with the club’s staff to answer anonymous questions over varieties of issues.

The no-holds-barred meeting’s main topic of discussion was the situation surrounding Antony and Mason Greenwood.

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Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold gave his vote of confidence to manager Erik ten Hag. (Credit: The King’s School, Chester)

United granted Antony a leave of absence while sending Greenwood on loan to Getafe this summer.

The staff member anonymously asked several questions about on-field performances and summer transfer deals.

United are currently lying on 13th position in the Premier League after the dreadful start to the season. The Red Devils have lost three out of five matches played so far this season.

Arnold sincerely emphasised the club hierarchy’s belief in Ten Hag as the manager is just in the second season of his regime. The Dutchman managed to secure a Champions League spot last season by finishing third and winning the Carabao Cup.

Ten Hag admitted to facing pressure after losing the home game against Brighton & Hove Albion. He said:

“The pressure is always there. It was last year and this year is no different. Of course, at United, you have to win your games. We have to improve and I can’t be distracted. We have to improve. Individuals have to step up. Sometimes you are in bad periods and you have to face that.”

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is feeling the pressure after United’s poor start to the season. (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/GettyImages)

The Dutchman definitely deserves more time to sort out the problematic situation United is facing right now. The Red Devils are facing an injury crisis as many first-team players are out of action for prolonged periods.

A situation like this doesn’t help United build the level of consistency required to compete in the Premier League.

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We hope that the no-holds-barred meeting helped the disgruntled staff members ease their trouble. Clubs need to get together and stand firm during these struggling times as fans patiently wait for positive changes.

The loss against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League earlier today will do him no favours. We need to get back to winning ways fast, or else the pressure will keep building on the players and the manager.

Written by Siddharth Juyal

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