Paul Merson believes Manchester United are taking a big risk

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Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes Manchester United are taking a big risk in appointing Erik ten Hag as their new manager.

         The Dutch boss is one of the favorites to take over at Old Trafford, but Merson sees the Red Devils as a gamble in the 52-year-old’s job.

         “Manchester United is at high risk if they appoint Erik ten Hag as their manager,” Merson told Starsport and UFABET. To be in the position next season, but Ten Hag is not the answer for me.

         “He comes from a club that is only in two competitive leagues where you dominate in every game. He doesn’t know the league well enough.”

         “I think it’s a gamble. You can’t win anything without a good manager and I’m not sure how good Ten Hag is.”

Ten Hag, currently in charge of Dutch side Ajax, has emerged as the favoured candidate among senior figures at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have spoken to Ten Hag and Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino. But it appears that the former will be in charge of the side come next season.

Ralf Rangnick has been in the position on a temporary basis since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November. The German is set to move into an advisory role at Old Trafford at the end of the season.