Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has three demands he would like to see fulfilled before committing to extending his contract at Old Trafford.

The Dutch manager is set to remain at the club, after months of speculation that he could be sacked with a year remaining on his contract. Ten Hag led United to the worst ever Premier League finish but found success in the FA Cup over Manchester City in his second season in charge.

United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his football operations team abandoned their search for a replacement and Ten Hag held on to his job after they decided to stick with the 54-year-old. The move also sees the Red Devils set to enter into discussions with the manager over a new deal.

After drawing a degree of sympathy, and the club being unable to find a contender for his role - Thomas Tuchel appeared to rule himself out of contention having met with Ratcliffe - Ten Hag may yet even find his position strengthened. The former Ajax boss might even look to use that to his advantage.

The Sun have claimed that Ten Hag has three demands, and some won't come as a surprise. United's boss will continue to not allow Jadon Sancho back into the first team unless he apologies.

The pair fell out at the beginning of last season and Sancho ultimately moved on loan to Borussia Dortmund. It appears the club planned to sell their £73million signing regardless of who is in charge.

It is said the Dutchman will push back against the attempts for the club's hierarchy to dictate his style of play. Technical director Jason Wilcox could prove influential in that area.

A third condition could be the renewal of coach Benni McCarthy's contract. The former Blackburn Rovers and Porto forward revealed in May that his contract is set to expire.

The South African admitted during an interview with radio station 947 that an eye had returned to management amid his uncertain future. "My time here, if the club wants me to continue in the role that I have, I would be grateful, it would be amazing," he said.

"But I would miss having to wait another year or two years to become a head coach. Being back in the coaching area, I miss that with a passion. Some day it's going to happen and I'm going to go back to that. I don't know if I'm staying or going because the club is going through their whole process with the manager and the rest of the coaching staff."

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