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Telles: We have to focus on fixing this season


Alex Telles feels his Manchester United team-mates cannot get distracted by reports Erik ten Hag is on the verge of becoming the club’s new permanent manager, as correcting the current campaign is more important than what happens next season.

Only the formalities remain before the Ajax boss is confirmed as Ralf Rangnick's successor, ousting Mauricio Pochettino for the Old Trafford job.

The noise around the impending appointment has been relentless, but Telles rejected the idea it has played a part in United's terrible form, which saw them suffer a third defeat in five matches against relegation-battling Everton.

"No, I don't think it influences us because we know what we have to do," he told Sky Sports. "There are people at the club working on the new manager - but that's for next season. And next season depends on what we do in these remaining games, so we need to stay focused.

"We can't think about who the next manager will be, we need to think about working hard in our next game."

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