Manchester United is grappling with a growing crisis within their dressing room, as their fortunes continue to decline, Newspremises reports.
Previously, reports had emerged of a heated altercation among Manchester United players following a shocking home defeat against Brighton in their last Premier League match.
This incident allegedly involved the team’s new captain, Bruno Fernandes, in a dispute with Scott McTominay, and a clash between Lisandro Martinez and Pellistri.
The situation escalated to the brink of chaos before coach Erik Ten Hag intervened, restoring order just before the post-match press conference.
Although the club officially denied these reports, it was evident that all was not well among the Red Devils’ players.
Now, fresh turmoil has arisen, as reported by Samuel Luckhurst, a correspondent for Manchester Evening News.
Some Manchester United players are growing discontented with Erik Ten Hag’s authoritarian approach and his handling of the club’s dressing room dynamics. The report suggests that certain players harbor grievances against Ten Hag, perceiving a subtle favoritism within the squad.
Allegations have been made that the Dutch manager is attempting to show partiality to certain players while not holding all team members equally accountable for their mistakes.
These ongoing tensions in the dressing room have undoubtedly contributed to Manchester United’s lackluster start to the current campaign.
With just two wins in six competitive matches, the club finds itself in the bottom half of the Premier League table, having secured only six points from five matches.
Further complicating matters, Erik Ten Hag is now in a contentious standoff with Jadon Sancho, who has been excluded from the first team after publicly criticizing the Dutch manager.
Additionally, Antony is sidelined from the squad due to allegations of sexual assault, while several other first-team players are nursing injuries.
It is imperative that the club takes swift action to address these simmering issues within the dressing room before they escalate further and exacerbate the overall crisis facing Manchester United.
The team’s next Premier League match against Burnley at Turf Moor holds the potential for a turning point, as they seek to regain their winning form against Vincent Kompany’s side, who are also in pursuit of their first victory.