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Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has said that Erik ten Hag could be fired as Manchester United boss if his side loses their next three games, including the home clash with Chelsea on Wednesday.
The Blues go into the game off the back of an impressive 3-2 win against Brighton on Sunday, while Man United go into the game after a demoralising 1-0 loss against Newcastle United.
The Red Devils are currently seventh on the Premier League table after 14 games, with nine points now separating them from the leaders, Arsenal.
United are also bottom of their UEFA Champions League group, as they find themselves behind FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray.
There are reports that ten Hag may have lost at least, half of his dressing room at Old Trafford, and Merson thinks things could get worse for the Dutchman in the coming days.
“I’m not exaggerating when I say that Manchester United’s game against Newcastle was one of the most one-sided matches I’ve ever seen in the Premier League,” Paul Merson told Sportskeeda.
“I thought it was embarrassing. I was shocked by the way United played and the lack of effort they put in.
“Chelsea, on the other hand, got a great result [against Brighton]. I didn’t see them winning the game after they went down to ten men, but they held their own, and fair play to them. Chelsea have the players to have a go at United, and I think this is going to be an exciting game.
“Chelsea are a more settled team now – you know their starting eleven, and if you take away that bad half against Newcastle, they’ve been good recently. They have a few defensive problems, but they did very well against Brighton with ten men.
“Manchester United are one of those teams that turn up in these games. They’ve had two bad games on the trot, but they do have a knack for keeping their head just above the water.
“If they lose to Chelsea, Bournemouth, and Bayern, I don’t see how Ten Hag keeps his job. I do think they’ll beat Bournemouth, however, and they could do well against a Bayern Munich side that has already qualified for the Round of 16.
“Chelsea haven’t been great defensively, and Man United are all over the place. They let in three goals against Galatasaray and could’ve conceded ten against Newcastle.
“I’m going to go in swinging with my prediction for this game – I expect a high-scoring draw.”
Paul Merson’s prediction: Manchester United 3-3 Chelsea.