'Ineos told me!' Erik ten Hag fights back with huge claim about his Man United future

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag applauds
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Erik ten Hag has revealed that Ineos have told him that they want to rebuild Manchester United with him in charge amid speculation over his future.

The Dutchman is under pressure at Old Trafford after United finished eighth in the Premier League, their lowest top-flight finish since 1989/90. Ten Hag's side face rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday, but reports on Friday have claimed that the Dutchman will not survive even if United pull off a shock victory at Wembley.

Men Sport understands that co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe remains unconvinced about Ten Hag's ability to lead United going forward. Sources have remained tight-lipped and say that the full focus is on the final, although the assumption is that the Dutchman will be relieved of his duties in the summer.

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However Ten Hag has a different view. He opened up on a difficult season in an interview via Voetball International. “INEOS told me that they want to change everything and that they want to rebuild with me. This is what they told me directly”, he said.

"INEOS will change things in the club and certain projects have already started. Carrington will get be completely destroyed, a new training ground will come.

"Let me be clear. It has been bad. It has been crap. But despite everything, we are going to play an FA Cup final."

Ten Hag also had his say on the expectations at United, which he believes are currently unrealistic. “Manchester United won the league for the last time in 2013, 11 years ago. But still they expect us to win every game while competing at the top. This club is not ready for that," he insists.

“We were supposed to start building something and we made the first steps last year, but then you find out how big this club is and that nobody is ever satisfied.

“Within the club people were satisfied, but outside the club there was noise by saying I won only the Carabao Cup, lost the FA Cup Final and became 3rd. Well, then you have no sense of reality. Other clubs had a much better squad”.