Man Utd 'reach verbal agreement' with Erik ten Hag over four-year deal as Red Devils hope to announce new boss NEXT WEEK

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly reached a “verbal agreement in principle” for Erik ten Hag to become their next manager.

The Dutchman, who is currently at Ajax, has emerged as the favourite to take over from interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

He is also said to have impressed Old Trafford chiefs with his vision for the club.

Now it seems that the move has alost been completed, according to a fresh report.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has claimed that United have reached a “verbal agreement in principle” with Ten Hag to become manager.

Now he states that the Red Devils need to reach an agreement with Ajax for compensation.

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And they just have to finalise details of his four-year contract, which will begin in the summer.

This latest report also adds that no official announcement will be made until after the Dutch Cup Final with PSV on Sunday.

The 52-year-old has recently been questioned about his future – even though Ajax have banned English journalists speaking to the manager.

And it appears Ten Hag is fed up of it – warning press to stop focusing on off-pitch matters.

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Ten Hag told ESPN: "We are busy with training and with the matches.

“That way you keep the focus on it. I want to talk about the game and not about other things and whether or not I've had conversations. I won't comment on rumours.

"Questions about the game or I am going inside.”

Ten Hag has previously played down speculation he is preparing to move to Old Trafford by denying he is practising his English for a new role.

But he does look likely to take over with betting suspended on the next United manager.

There has even been talk of who his assistant might be with Steve McClaren and Robin van Persie two names linked.

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