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Man Utd star's agent slams Erik ten Hag and suggests player will leave if he's not sacked

Man Utd star's agent slams Erik ten Hag and suggests player will leave if he's not sacked

Ten Hag has come under fire.

The agent of one Manchester United star has slammed Erik ten Hag and suggested his client will leave the club if the manager is not sacked.

It's fair to say that Erik ten Hag has not had an easy year-and-a-half since he became Manchester United manager in 2022.

All while trying to implement his style of pay at Old Trafford, the Dutchman has had to deal with poor performances, player disciplinary issues - including Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford - and uncertainty regarding club ownership.

With United ninth in the Premier League table and 11 points off the top four, the last thing Ten Hag needed was an agent spouting off about their client not getting enough game time.

That's exactly what has happened though. Following Facundo Pellistri's loan move to La Liga side Granada on the penultimate day of the January transfer window, the player's agent launched a scathing attack on the United boss.

Speaking to Sport890, Pellistri's agent Edgardo Lasalvia criticised Ten Hag's treatment of the Uruguayan youngster and suggested the winer's future at Old Trafford is in doubt because of the Dutch coach.

"Whether he returns to Manchester in the middle of the year [from Granada] will depend on the performance he shows," Lasalvia said.

"If Ten Hag continues, it’s going to be difficult. Ten Hag hasn’t used him, valued him, or treated him like a professional."

Pellistri joined United in 2020. (Image

United announced Pellistri’s loan with a statement that read: "Everybody at United wishes Facundo all the best this season and we will be tracking his progress closely."

Pellistri has featured in 14 games for United this season, although he was included in the starting line-up for just three of them.

After failing to move above the likes of Marcus Rashford, Antony and Alejandro Garnacho in United's attacking pecking order, the 22-year-old will now return to Spain having previously spent two spells on loan at Alaves.

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Topics: Manchester United, Manchester United Transfer News & Rumours, Erik Ten Hag, Facundo Pellistri, Premier League