Manchester United reportedly eyeing Ruben Amorim and Zinedine Zidane as alternatives amidst Erik ten Hag’s pressure

Manchester United’s disappointing form has mounted immense pressure on their Dutch tactician to deliver positive outcomes, especially after finishing in the top four of the Premier League to secure their place in the Champions League and securing an EFL Cup triumph in the previous season.

After suffering consecutive defeats that shattered their winning moment amid the “Manchester derby,” doubts have arisen about the Red Devils coaching staff. Consequently, reports are emerging that club is exploring transfer targets, while at the same time looking for potential replacements for Eric Ten Hag.

Manchester United explores managerial alternatives

Manchester United have suffered 5 losses in their first 10 Premier League fixtures this season, accumulating only 15 points and landing in the 8th position in the league. In fact, the opening months of the current season marked the worst start in the club’s history since the 1986 season.

Recent reports indicate that Red Devils management is considering replacing Ten Hag with former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. Now, a new name has surfaced in their list of probable candidates for the next manager: Portuguese manager Rúben Amorim.

Rúben Amorim, currently in charge of the Portuguese giants Sporting CP in the Primeira Liga, is being considered alongside Zidane to be the next head coach at Old Trafford. However, Amorim’s move to Manchester United could be complicated as his side Sporting is currently leading the league table since he took over as the boss.

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Nonetheless, an opportunity to manage an elite club like Manchester United would be fascinating for the former player-turned-coach after successful stints in his home country. The 38-year-old has led his club to win four trophies, including a league title, League Cup twice, and the Super Cup so far.

United’s recent Carabao Cup exit adds to season woes

Eric ten Hag led Manchester United to their first trophy ending their six-year silverware drought by clinching the EFL Carabao Cup last season after defeating Newcastle United in the final. However, in this season’s round four fixture, a clash of finalists was destined but this time, the Magpies took their revenge by thrashing the Red Devils with a 3-0 scoreline, knocking out the reigning champions of the cup.

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After a Manchester derby defeat, their squad’s confidence level has already taken a hit. A humiliating loss to Newcastle has further contributed to their dreadful performance and losing streak. Next up, they will face Fulham away on Saturday in their Premier League matchday 11 fixture.

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