Man Utd manager latest: Erik ten Hag response, shortlist emerges, Gareth Southgate links

A look at the latest surrounding Erik ten Hag's future at Manchester United amid seemingly never-ending pressure.

Erik ten Hag remains under pressure at Manchester United despite a big win in the FA Cup over the weekend. United's win over Liverpool kept the club's hopes of winning silverware this season alive, and that could be a saving grace for Ten Hag.

The problem is that United did not win the Carabao Cup, crashed out of Europe at the Champions League group stage and they do not look likely to qualify for next season's Champions League. All that suggests the Red Devils have gone backwards this season, leading to a potential decision on Ten Hag. Here we round up the latest on that front.

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Latest report

While Ten Hag's departure is no foregone conclusion, Football Insider claim there is a shortlist of potential replacements in place at Old Trafford. They claim Brighton boss Ronald Der Zerbi may now lead the race after moving ahead of Graham Potter.

Potter is said to be highly rated by United chiefs, but De Zerbi is reportedly a more attractive option. Though, he would be a more pricey option given Brighton would demand significant compensation, whereas Potter is available for free.

Southgate claim

Elsewhere, the Daily Star are reporting that England manager Gareth Southgate is United's prime target. Jim Ratcliffe is said to be 'increasingly confident' of luring the England boss to Old Trafford this summer.

Southgate is yet to discuss his future with the FA, making it clear he wants to wait until after Euro 2024 to discuss a new deal. United may be hoping to turn his head, but a decision will need to be made over Ten Hag first.

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What Ten Hag has said

Asked about his future, Ten Hag has said: "I am in this process, I'm only focusing on the process, so I don't care what's going on around me," Ten Hag added, speaking ahead of the fifth-round FA Cup win at Nottingham Forest.

"I have many talks with Sir Jim Radcliffe, also with Sir Dave Brailsford and others in that group, so I know what we are talking about and I have a strong belief and I feel that they believe in me. I want to win every game. I know I'm in a process, I know what I'm doing. I focus on those two points - progress of the team in this moment and the next game, and to think about the future, and to do that in togetherness."

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