Erik ten Hag picked up an important win over Chelsea on Wednesday (Picture: Getty Images)
Wright was speaking before the Red Devils’ win over Chelsea on Wednesday night, but with United sitting sixth in the table with six league defeats already this season, the 2-1 victory is unlikely to have been enough to change his mind.
The Arsenal icon was discussing what the new Old Trafford regime should do with the current manager and players with Roy Keane, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, coming to the conclusion that Ten Hag has had enough time to prove himself and has failed to do so.
The 60-year-old pointed to how quickly Ange Postecoglou has implemented his brand of football since arriving at Tottenham as an example of what a manager can do in a short space of time.
‘Ditch, I’d get rid of him, I’d move him on,’ Wright said on Sky Bet’s Stick to Football.
‘I think, when I look at the way Man United are playing…you only have to look at Ange and the way he’s changed things so quickly and a pattern of play, how they want to do certain things and I still haven’t seen that with United up to this point
‘So, I’m thinking with everything that’s gone on, you want to see in 18 months, we should be seeing a certain way that Man United are playing.
‘They should be controlling games and winning games now. So I’d probably get rid.’
Ten Hag has had a very difficult season so far on and off the pitch (Picture: Getty Images)
The other pundits were keen to give the Dutchman more time in his job, with Manchester United heroes Keane and Neville saying they would keep him in the job, while Carragher said Ten Hag should stay, but he is nearing the doors of the Last Chance Saloon.
Ten Hag is certainly under some pressure, as any Manchester United manager struggling for regular wins would be, but he says he is calm and happy with the team’s progress.
‘Crisis? Not for us,’ he said on Wednesday. ‘We keep calm. The team is in a good direction.
‘It is not a frustration but we could have made our life easier [by scoring more goals]. We were very dynamic, proactive and brave and we are pleased with that.’
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‘I’d move him on.’