Former Liverpool midfielder, Jason McAteer, has claimed that one Manchester United player told him that he is expecting England current head coach Gareth Southgate to replace Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford in the near future.

McAteer, who refused to mention the name of the Man United player, believes Ten Hag’s time at the Premier League club is over.

Ten Hag’s future at Man United looks far from certain, as the club slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal on Sunday.

Man United are now in danger of missing out on European football next season.

Different managers have already been linked with a move to Man United this summer, including Thomas Tuchel, Jose Mourinho, Harry Potter, Zinedine Zidane and Southgate.

However, McAteer claims he spoke with one member of Man United’s squad last week who feels the club’s new ownership will make a move for Southgate once England’s Euro 2024 campaign is over

“I won’t name names because I don’t want to say who he is but he plays for Man United and I had a conversation with him on Friday, I bumped into him because I live just outside the area,” McAteer said on beIN Sports.

“We got into conversation, great lad, and I asked him about the end of the season and what he thought and he gave me no inclination that the manager was there to stay.

“In fact, we spoke about different names and who we thought will be a good fit and I got no inclination from him.”

“Yeah, that [Gareth Southgate] was the name,” McAteer added when asked the name of the manager that the Man United player told him would replace Ten Hag.

“Footballers have an inclination when the manager’s job is on the line and it goes around the camp, obviously they know don’t they, and I just got the feeling that it’s done, it’s done.”