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Graeme Souness takes aim at Erik ten Hag’s accent and fashion sense in peculiar attack on Man Utd boss

Graeme Souness takes aim at Erik ten Hag’s accent and fashion sense in peculiar attack on Man Utd boss

It's a bizarre attack.

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has launched a strange attack on Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag, taking aim at his accent and his fashion sense.

United have endured an awful start to the season, having fallen to five defeats in ten Premier League games, and lost eight times in all competitions this term.

That run of form represents the club’s worst start to a campaign for more than 60 years.

Ahead of United’s game against Fulham on Saturday lunchtime, Souness claimed the Dutchman’s days are numbered at Old Trafford.

The Liverpool icon added that he had doubts about the decision to appoint Ten Hag since his arrival, bizarrely insisting the manager’s 'soft' accent meant that he would be unable to hold team-talks properly.

Speaking to the Mail Online, Souness said: "Never in my wildest imagination have I been able to picture Erik ten Hag holding court from the middle of a dressing room, convincing a group of young men with highly inflated opinions of themselves that they are all going places together.

"I think the majority of them are struggling to buy into his body language, his demeanour, his soft Dutch accent, his ill-fitting suits.

“From his very first team talk, the players will have worked out what he is and what he isn’t.

"The club are now at a stage where there’s little Ten Hag can do about any of it.

“I assure you he will have said everything he can say, tried absolutely everything he feels he can do, to make it work. He’s exhausted all the ideas and terminology. He is now entering every game on a wing and a prayer."

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Graeme Souness