Fabrizio Romano has responded to the Manchester Derby defeat with his analysis on what needs to change for Manchester United and struggling manager Erik ten Hag.
Writing exclusively for the Daily Briefing, Romano explained that he feels Man Utd need to resolve the ownership issues behind the scenes, and stressed that he still feels Ten Hag needs more time at Old Trafford.
The Dutch tactician will be in the spotlight after a poor start to the season, with results and performances looking a long way from what fans will have been expecting, even if many will have been under no illusion that this was always going to be a long-term project that would require time and patience.
There are legitimate concerns about how Ten Hag has the Red Devils playing, though, but Romano insists there’s no change at the club right now in terms of the security of the manager’s position.
“We shouldn’t forget the positive impact Erik ten Hag made last season – they did well in the Premier League and won the Carabao Cup, so that’s a good start to build on,” Romano said.
“For now, I’m not aware of any change to Ten Hag’s position at Old Trafford, and in my personal opinion, the most important thing is that they need to clarify things around the ownership/minority stake as soon as possible.”