Erik ten Hag faces Man Utd sack call over team selection

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Erik ten Hag faces Man Utd sack call over team selection

The Glazer family, who own Manchester United, have received advice to dismiss Erik ten Hag as the manager if he chooses Anthony Martial over Rasmus Hojlund in the upcoming Premier League match against Brighton, which is scheduled after the international break concludes.

Manchester United invested £72 million to acquire Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta in August, following his impressive performances in Serie A the previous season. However, the Danish international’s debut for the Red Devils was delayed due to a back injury he sustained upon arriving in England.

In the recent match against Arsenal, Martial was initially included in the starting lineup and played until the 67th minute when he was substituted for Hojlund. Former United defender Paul Parker strongly opposes Martial being selected ahead of Hojlund in future matches.

“If he doesn’t start against Brighton, then all fans will want Erik ten Hag fired, and it would almost be justified,” Parker told Spilxperten. “It wouldn’t make any sense if he started on the bench.

“Martial shouldn’t even be on the bench. There must be a youth player who is better who can sit on the bench, and Hojlund can be the first striker. All Manchester United fans are fed up with seeing a player with a lousy attitude, who always sulks and complains, and it’s a blessing that Man Utd finally has an attacker who plays with enthusiasm.

“I actually don’t agree that you can’t already judge Rasmus Hojlund based on the minutes he had against Arsenal. You certainly can because he made a huge difference when he was substituted in.

“It was the best thing that could happen to him, that he had to replace Martial because he knew he couldn’t do worse than him. When he came on the pitch, he used his physique and pushed Gabriel, almost sending him flying out of Emirates. Martial has never done that. He just lies down on the ground and cries.

“He ran deep with his tremendous speed, something Martial has never done either. Martial is like a greyhound because a greyhound never runs past the hare, and that’s how Martial is.”

When Rasmus Hojlund gets his first start for Manchester United, he will face considerable pressure to perform well. The Red Devils have had a disappointing beginning to the new season, currently sitting in 11th place in the Premier League table with only six points from their first four matches.

Erik ten Hag faces Man Utd sack call over team selection

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