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Man Utd star gives his verdict on club deciding to stick with Ten Hag

Manchester United’s Kobbie Mainoo has given his verdict on the club’s decision to stick with manager Erik Ten Hag. 

The Dutchman was under huge pressure after United’s underwhelming 2023-24 campaign, which saw them finish eighth in the table. 

Co-owner Sir Sim Ratcliffe held talks with other potential candidates to replace the 54-year-old. 

However, the Red Devils’ FA Cup victory against Manchester City ultimately convinced him to stick with Ten Hag for at least another season. 

The former Ajax boss is now expected to pen a new contract at Old Trafford. Kobbie Mainoo has backed the decision to keep Ten Hag.

“I am obviously happy to keep building with him”, Mainoo says (per the Guardian). “He has won two trophies and there are more to come.

“It is nice to have the peace of mind that we know what manager we are going back to for pre-season. I am so grateful to him that he put his trust in me. I can’t thank him enough.” 

Mainoo started 24 Premier League matches and scored three goals last season. He also netted the second goal in the FA Cup final.

The 19-year-old is with England at the 2024 European Championship and came off the bench in their 1-0 victory over Serbia

Mainoo is unlikely to start the second match against Denmark but could be used as an impact substitute again.

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold was dismal in central midfield against Serbia, but he may keep his spot on Thursday. 

However, Gareth Southgate could replace the 25-year-old with Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. 

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