As Michael Beale is the subject of boos from Rangers fans, Old Trafford whistles aimed at Erik Ten Hag for substituting Rasmus Hojlund draw Ibrox comparisons.
With many Gers supporters already making their mind up on the current Ibrox manager – a dangerous position to find himself in – Michael Beale relieved the pressure with victory at St Johnstone.
But there remains major doubts surrounding the manager’s summer signings, in game management, tactical identity and suitably for the brown brogues and marble staircase.
The doubts surrounding Michael Beale are perhaps best summed up by the chorus of boos which met the Rangers manager in the potentially fatal recent defeat to Celtic.
Substituting off Kemar Roofe with the club needing a goal, and keeping on a lacklustre Cyriel Dessers, Rangers fans voiced their concerns about the process of the manager.
Whilst some might argue that Michael Beale is the man paid to make these decisions, it highlights a lack of trust in the Rangers manager which has huge parallels at Manchester United with Erik Ten Hag.
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Down south, Erik Ten Hag is another whose suitability for a British footballing Goliath is under scrutiny as Old Trafford rose to a chorus of boos for the substituting of Rasmus Hojlund.
A reported £72m summer signing from Atalanta, Manchester United fans were stunned to see the striker subbed with the team 3-0 down and being trounced at Old Trafford by Brighton.
The eventual 3-1 defeat sums up a frustration amongst the Manchester United support which is all too familiar with Rangers fans.
Having won only two of their opening five Premier League games, given the consistency of their rivals there is a feeling the league title is already beginning to slip.
Rangers, knowing full well that Celtic will also find consistency this season, know that any more slip ups will all but sign Michael Beale’s Ibrox death warrant.
For Erik Ten Hag, with an expectant Old Trafford heading for yet more disappointment, there’s a feeling the Dutchman’s in a similar boat.