The struggling club took drastic action against Sky Sports, the Mirror, ESPN and the Manchester Evening News over reports United players are turning on Ten Hag.
Erik ten Hag has urged Manchester United's hierarchy to trust him to return
The 37-year-old Spaniard made 76 appearances for the Reds, scoring twice, from 2011 until 2016. He also spent four years playing for Newcastle, making 119 appearances for the Magpies.
United fell to a 1-0 away defeat to Newcastle, with in-form Anthony Gordon netting in the second half to sink the travelling Red Devils at St. James' Park after a number of toothless showings.
Alan Shearer has questioned the attitude of Manchester United's players in the wake of their 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United. Shearer claimed the Red Devils had no 'characters' to lead them.
LEWIS STEELE at Goodison Park: Erik Ten Hag insists Alejandro Garnacho's exquisite overhead kick will likely end up as the goal of the season in the Premier League.
KIERAN GILL: Pochettino has managed the game's biggest names, including Messi and Neymar, yet amid rumours of Ten Hag struggling to handle United's squad, he did not want to get involved.
Onana failed to keep out two free kicks from Hakim Ziyech as United again failed to hold into a lead as Galatasaray come from behind to grab a 3-3 draw at the Rams Stadium.
JOE BERNSTEIN: Ten Hag's appeal to show fight comes as they face games against Everton, Galatasaray, Newcastle and Chelsea with a significant casualty list.
Manchester United's defence has been a serious concern this season, with Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Galatasaray in the Champions League the latest inquest into Erik ten Hag's backline.
Man Utd beat Everton 3-0 on Sunday to record their fourth Premier League away win in a row, but much sterner tests are just around the corner.
Ten Hag has splashed out more than £400million in the transfer market in his 18 months in charge at the club, including £72m on 20-year-old striker Rasmus Hojlund and £82m on former Ajax winger Antony.