On Sunday, United put on a miserable performance and lost to Manchester City, their local rivals, handily.
Phil Foden’s goal and a brace from Erling Haaland ensured a comfortable 3-0 victory for Pep Guardiola’s team.
Ten Hag will now have to do better at Old Trafford as a result of the outcome.
The 4/1 favorite to succeed Ten Hag is Zinedine Zidane, the former manager of Real Madrid (odds correct as of writing), according to Odds Checker.
Madrid won the Champions League three times in a row under Zidane’s management.
Julian Nagelsmann, a former manager of Bayern Munich and current manager of Germany, is the second favorite at 5/1.
Graham Potter, the former manager of Brighton and Chelsea, is the third favorite to succeed Ten Hag and is available at 10/1.
In addition to the aforementioned three, the following players are also on the list: Mauricio Pochettino (20/1); Diego Simeone (20/1); Antonio Conte (16/1) and Gareth Southgate (16/1).
Following their humiliation at the hands of City, United are now eight points behind fourth-place Liverpool and eleven points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League standings.
After the game, Ten Hag insisted that his players are improving despite the rumors around his future.
“I think we are on the way up,” he stated, referring to the three games prior in which we had won and the positive atmosphere.
“We are on the upswing, but the beginning was challenging.” Our team will undoubtedly be stronger once some of the injured players return. We must exercise patience.
“When you see the first half, it’s toe-to-toe and only the penalty changes the game,” Ten Hag continued. “But even then, we could have tied the score with Scott McTominay’s shot right before halftime.”
It was really close in the previous games against them in the FA Cup final and January as well as in terms of chances. Therefore, there was a chance for us to win in every game.