Erik ten Hag is in danger of losing his job at Manchester United as the team’s performance deteriorates following a humiliating defeat at Crystal Palace.

Papers React to Manchester United Defeat

The heavy defeat suffered by Manchester United at the hands of Crystal Palace has intensified the scrutiny on head coach Erik ten Hag, with the national papers in England focusing heavily on the Dutchman’s future following the match at Selhurst Park.

The Telegraph highlights Bayern Munich’s interest in Ten Hag, stating, “Ten Hag must be aware that his chances of retaining his job are diminishing, if not already gone. And that’s assuming he even wants to stay. Few would blame him for feeling otherwise, especially with suggestions in the German press that Bayern Munich are interested.”

The Guardian’s report begins, “If there were any doubts about Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United, this result surely puts them to rest, especially for Sir Jim Ratcliffe.”

The Sun claims that Ten Hag is one step closer to being sacked, adding, “For many observers, Ten Hag already looks like a dead man walking, with this defeat being the latest in a series of embarrassments.”

The Mail writes, “Ten Hag’s team is falling apart around him and his hold on the Manchester United job is slipping away.”

The Mirror points out that Manchester United’s best hope of securing European football next season is through the FA Cup final against Manchester City, as they have fallen behind Chelsea in the league table.

Chelsea’s Interest in £65m Midfielder

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea has initiated talks in their pursuit of signing Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Georgiy Sudakov this summer. Sudakov has a price tag of £65m and has already been scouted by Arsenal, Manchester City, and Liverpool this season.

However, Chelsea hopes to gain an advantage in the race for Sudakov’s signature due to his friendship with a current Chelsea player.

The Mail adds, “Chelsea is understood to have held discussions with Sudakov’s representatives in recent weeks to determine the financial details, while Shakhtar’s CEO Sergei Palkin was a recent guest at Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea’s 6-0 victory over Everton.”

“Sudakov is close friends with Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk and has joked that his former teammate is missing him in London. Mudryk has struggled to adapt to life in the capital since his own £62m transfer from Shakhtar last summer and remains in regular contact with Sudakov, often advising him to make the switch to England.”

“Sudakov, a playmaker, recently signed a new contract until 2028, which includes a release clause of around £125m that will be active from June. However, Shakhtar is expected to consider reasonable offers for the 21-year-old.”

Sevilla’s Interest in Maresca

Despite recently guiding Leicester City back to the Premier League at the first attempt, Enzo Maresca is reportedly being considered by Sevilla for a potential approach.

The Daily Mail claims that Maresca will hold talks with Leicester regarding his future and the club’s plans for the summer in the coming days. However, both staff and players are currently enjoying a break after their Championship triumph.

The Mail adds, “There will be changes to the playing staff, with midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall attracting interest from Premier League clubs. Additionally, the club has been charged with an alleged breach of profitability and sustainability spending rules, which could result in a points deduction next season if found guilty.”

“Maresca and his squad are being rewarded with a three-day holiday for their promotion, and he has expressed his happiness at the club. However, this has not stopped other clubs from looking at his situation. Sevilla is understood to be one of the interested clubs as they consider their own changes this summer. There is also interest from other clubs in Europe and England. Leicester will not want to lose Maresca, who has a good relationship with chairman Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha, but they recognize that resolving off-pitch issues quickly will allow them to make plans for the squad sooner.”

Nunez’s Potential Exit from Liverpool

Darwin Nunez’s decision to remove all posts related to Liverpool from his Instagram account has sparked speculation about the striker leaving the club in the upcoming transfer window, according to the Mirror.

Nunez joined Liverpool in 2022 and has faced criticism from fans and pundits ever since.

The Mirror adds, “Nunez’s inconsistency has been a point of criticism, with concerns about his finishing. He has scored 33 goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side but has struggled in numerous big games this season. With a change of manager on the horizon, there is talk of him seeking a move away.”

“The 24-year-old has been subject to criticism and has fueled the rumor mill by removing all pictures of himself playing for Liverpool on his Instagram. Only family pictures and images of him playing for Benfica and Uruguay remain, although his profile picture is still a snapshot of him in Liverpool colors.”

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