5th January, 2022
Up to 11 Manchester United players have signified plans to hit the exit door, reports in British media said.
This portends a major crisis for Ralf Rangnick, the German who was brought in to steady the ship on an interim basis following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure in November.
Players who previously felt marginalised under Solskjaer have remained on the fringes of the squad under Rangnick – a situation that has divided the United dressing room.
A source told the Mirror newspaper: ‘It’s not good. The atmosphere is really bad and it looks like there are going to be big problems ahead for United.’
Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek, Eric Bailly and Dean Henderson are among those players who have grown increasingly frustrated with their lack of chances under Rangnick.
United lost their first game under Rangnick on Monday night, with Wolves claiming a 1-0 win at Old Trafford following an insipid display from the home side.
And behind the scenes, serious problems have developed with the formation of a number of cliques in the dressing room among the issues the manager is facing.
A number of players within the squad are underwhelmed with Rangnick’s coaching, not impressed by his tactics and disappointed with the quality of the staff he has assembled since arriving in Manchester, The Mirror reports.
As many as 11 players are now looking to leave having grown even more disillusioned with life at Old Trafford, reports metro.co.uk