Erik ten Hag is under huge pressure after a 3-0 home loss to AFC Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)
The Red Devils suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday, a scoreline which flattered Ten Hag’s side, given that the Cherries saw a fourth goal ruled out by VAR and Dominic Solanke hit the post.
United, who have lost seven of their 16 Premier League games, currently sit sixth in the table but could fall from that position depending on Sunday’s fixtures.
Ten Hag’s men are likely to crash out of the Champions League too – unless they can beat Bayern Munich in their final group match on Tuesday – but they also require a draw between Copenhagen and Galatasaray in order to progress.
Murphy has called for change at United as he told the Daily Mail: ‘The victory over Chelsea in midweek papered over the cracks. Chelsea cut through them countless times.
‘Bournemouth scored three and it could have been four. This result was only confirmation that United are in trouble.
‘United don’t want to be in a position where they go to Anfield and lose by five. They lost by seven there back in March. A similar capitulation and there could be a change.
‘I’ve always thought United would give Ten Hag until the end of the season but if they want to get to where they want to be, a change probably needs to happen now and let a new manager work out what he needs to do.
‘It’s a shame because Ten Hag is a likeable guy but you get the sense the United job came a bit too early for him.
‘At Ajax, he never had to manage superstars. He never had to deal with the constant magnifying glass of being at one of the biggest clubs in the world.