Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane in agreement over Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag’s future | Football

Roy Keane wants Erik ten Hag to see through his Manchester United deal (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Wayne Rooney say the club should give Erik ten Hag more time at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman is clinging onto his job at the Theatre of Dreams, with United on course for their worst ever Premier League campaign.

Following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal, United are now likely to finish without European football for the first time in a decade.

Ten Hag’s side have lost nine home matches this term, and have a -4 goal difference in the Premier League.

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Rooney says Ten Hag should be given more time (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel has been heavily linked with the job, and co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has replaced virtually every other senior figure at the club since taking charge.

But Keane says Ten Hag deserves more time next season.

‘I hope he’s given more time and they get to the summer, they can regroup and restructure the club, or whatever that might be,’ Keane said on Sky Sports. 

‘There’s huge problems at the club. But I hope he’s given a chance to get things right. 

‘Because last year there was some positives, we have to be honest with that.

‘And they have a FA Cup final coming up, and if they manage to beat Man City, it’s going to be very, very difficult, but there’s huge challenges he’s facing, and he’s under huge pressure.’

Rooney was in agreement with his former captain, but fears the club could still sack Ten Hag even if they win the FA Cup.

‘I personally hope they do give them time,’ Rooney said.

‘Because I think there’s a lot of problems. Recruitment is massive, and it hasn’t been good enough throughout the year. 

‘I do think it gets time to do it right. But what we’ve seen before, I was part of [Man United’s team] in the FA Cup final, when we won in 2016 and Louis van Gaal lost the job so you never know.’

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