Manchester United have reportedly decided to keep Erik ten Hag as the head coach of the club for another season, despite a lackluster performance that was somewhat redeemed by winning the FA Cup.

Reports from UK sports platforms such as the Daily Mail and Sky Sports indicate that the United team responsible for football-related decisions has chosen to retain the Dutchman for at least another season.

Ten Hag had a strong first season at United, finishing 3rd and winning the Carabao Cup. He followed that with an FA Cup victory against Manchester City, a particularly sweet triumph for the Red Devils. However, his position has been questioned after the team finished 8th in the Premier League this season.

While some of Ten Hag’s decisions regarding players and game-day selections have been questioned, he faced an injury crisis at United that resulted in the loss of most of his first-choice defenders.

Key players such as Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia, and Lisandro Martinez spent much of the season injured. For perspective, these players were the foundation of Ten Hag’s defense last season, which recorded strong numbers.

Among all players, Marcus Rashford experienced perhaps the biggest decline in form during the 2023/24 season. He recorded just 7 goals and 2 assists in 33 matches in all competitions, a significant drop from the 17 goals and 5 assists he achieved the previous season. This decline cost him a place in the England Euro squad, but it will give him time to prepare for the new season with Ten Hag.

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