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Erik ten Hag pinpointed the precise moment when he felt he had lost the respect of the Man Utd dressing room

Erik ten Hag has been told the exact moment he lost the dressing room at Manchester United.

Ten Hag is under immense pressure at United, with the club likely to miss out out on Champions League football next season.

United are currently sixth in the Premier League with four games remaining and there are huge wholesale changes planned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS at the end of a disappointing campaign.

The Red Devils could still end the season with another trophy to follow up last season’s Carabao Cup triumph as they take on Manchester City in a second successive FA Cup final.

But with Ten Hag’s future unclear, former Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder has pinpointed the moment Ten Hag “lost everyone’s respect”.

The ex Inter Milan and Real Madrid star, who was close to signing for United, believes the bust-up with Cristiano Ronaldo was where it all started to go wrong.

“He already made a mistake by competing with Ronaldo,” he said on Dutch TV Veronica Offside.

“He lost everyone’s respect there. He thought it would work the other way around, but of course not. Those guys in the dressing room thought, ‘Is this man crazy?’”

Ronaldo butted heads with Ten Hag, who dropped him and made him surplus to requirements.

He eventually left United by mutual consent and signed for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.

Asked whether Ten Hag could be getting the boot once the 2023/24 campaign is up, Sneijder commented: “Of course, he already knows that he has to leave. But you’re not going to go yourself. If I was him, I would sit there comfortably [until he’s sacked].”

Jason Wilcox and Omar Berrada are the new hires in key roles at United, who are also trying to bring in Dan Ashworth as Director of Football from Newcastle United.

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

But in terms of the playing squad, it’s emerged that they are willing to offload every player bar three.

Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund and Kobbie Mainoo are the only players not deemed sellable.

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