After a challenging period for Manchester United, Gabriel Agbonlahor is now advocating for the replacement of Erik ten Hag.
The recent exit from the Champions League and domestic struggles have heightened the pressure on the managerial staff at the club.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Agbonlahor expressed his reservations about Graham Potter as a suitable replacement and offered an alternative suggestion.
He proposed pursuing Roberto De Zerbi from Brighton, emphasizing the approach of ambitious clubs to secure top-tier managerial talent.
Agbonlahor stated, “He [Potter] failed at Chelsea, he doesn’t deserve his next club after failing at Chelsea to be Manchester United.
What does that say about Manchester United? I understand what you’re saying, should they go for someone and say, ’you know what Brighton, how much for [Roberto] De Zerbi? We’re going to go and get him.”
While some United fans may resonate with Agbonlahor’s call for ambition, others may argue in favor of giving more time to ten Hag’s project.
The club has invested significantly in ten Hag’s vision, including specific signings tailored to the manager’s preferences, such as Antony from Ajax.
Jaap Stam has criticized the Antony signing, suggesting it may have been a mistake.
If United were to bring in a new manager like Roberto De Zerbi, it would require patience for a new era to take shape.
Nevertheless, parting ways with ten Hag would make Agbonlahor’s suggestion a viable consideration.