Unbelievable Erik ten Hag stat proves Man Utd boss shouldn't be sacked
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Erik ten Hag achieved an impressive milestone against Fulham which may surprise Manchester United supporters.
But fortunately for Ten Hag, captain Bruno Fernandes' stoppage time strike ensured all three points in west London.
And the win was particularly important for the the manager, who recorded his 50th win in the hot seat, making him the joint-fastest United boss to reach that milestone alongside Jose Mourinho.
Ten Hag reached the landmark after just 78 games, suggesting he has had a far better start to life in charge than many people have given him credit for.
There is no question that United have suffered a major dip in form this season, winning just one out of their opening two Champions League group stage games. While it has been their worst start to a campaign in the last 61 years.
However, 50 wins after 78 games is nothing to be sniffed at, and could help ease the pressure on Ten Hag's job.
Speaking after the win over Fulham, the former Ajax boss told reporters: "With all respect, did you see last season?
"Everyone knows why [we can’t play a style], we have so many injuries. You have to be more pragmatic, but I’ve always said that is never an excuse not to win games.”
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