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Ten Hag on the Brink of Man Utd Departure After Disappointing Wembley Defeat and Fan Discontent Under New Ownership

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Erik Ten Hag is on the verge of departing Old Trafford after losing the trust of Manchester United supporters.

Despite securing a victory over Championship side Coventry in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, the team's disappointing performance was the final straw for many fans.

United's leadership observed the shift in sentiment firsthand as supporters left Wembley Stadium rather than celebrate a narrow penalty shootout triumph, which followed the team squandering a commanding 3-0 lead.

Co-chairmen Avram and Joel Glazer attended the match alongside new part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who has assumed control over the club's sporting affairs. Alongside Ratcliffe was newly appointed technical director Jason Wilcox.

The group watched with confusion as United narrowly secured a spot in next month's FA Cup final via penalty kicks.

Coventry's Victor Torp had a goal disallowed in the 121st minute due to a VAR decision.

Ratcliffe has pledged to restore the club to its former glory but has refrained from publicly endorsing Dutch manager Ten Hag.

Recent changes at the top include the appointment of Omar Berrada, formerly of Manchester City, as the new chief executive, and Newcastle's Dan Ashworth as sporting director.

Sir Dave Brailsford, Ratcliffe's close associate, will also have input in the footballing department.

Despite the possibility of a surprise victory in the upcoming final against Manchester City on May 25, Ten Hag's future at the helm looks uncertain.

United's hopes of Champions League qualification are diminishing, and they may not secure European football for the next season.

There is a genuine chance of the club recording their worst-ever Premier League finish, potentially as low as eighth place, even with Sheffield United visiting on Wednesday.

Graham Potter, the former manager of Brighton and Chelsea, is the frontrunner to take over in the summer.

Ratcliffe commented: "The fans are eager for success, and I understand that. However, progress takes time, and whether they agree or not, patience is necessary."

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