Man Utd icon Andy Cole's spooky warning comes back to haunt Erik ten Hag as woes deepen

“But it could be a little bit tougher than last season, some of the teams that were terrible can’t be any worse. So Manchester United are going to be in a tough fight to finish in the top four. Champions League football is paramount.”

There’s still time for Ten Hag to turn things around with United not yet out of the Champions League completely. A win away to Galatasaray after the international break is a must now and then they will likely have to beat Bayern Munich, who have already secured top spot in the group.

Jumping up the league table will also be crucial to Ten Hag’s future at the club and anything other than a convincing win over Luton this weekend will be seen as a failure.