Major divisions in the Manchester United dressing room threaten to further derail the club’s Champions League spot, with a number of players unhappy with Ralf Rangnick and his team selections.
The Manchester Evening News lists Eric Bailly and Marcus Rashford as two players disenchanted with life under Rangnick, while claiming a United star has called a team-mate a ‘professor’s pet’ because of how often they play under the German.
It is also alleged that players mocked Rangnick’s CV amid dissatisfaction with his training methods. His only major trophy in his coaching career is the 2011 German Cup with Schalke.
Bailly would be appalled that out-of-form captain Harry Maguire continues to go ahead of him. The Ivory Coast international has made just seven appearances for United this season and was on the bench for the 4–1 draw with Manchester City, despite Raphael Varane testing positive for Covid-19.
Maguire’s form is under intense scrutiny and he failed to convince again in the City defeat.
Meanwhile, reports surfaced on Monday that Rashford is considering his future at United.
Sportsmail have reported that the England international, who has just 18 months left on his current deal, is said to be considering his future ahead of the summer transfer window.
He hasn’t started a Premier League game since February 12, despite adding Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani to United’s injured list ahead of the game against City.
The club will appoint a new manager ahead of next season, and any decision Rashford makes on his future could be influenced by who is appointed as Ralph Rangnick’s successor.
MEN also name Diogo Dalot as another unfortunate United star. The Portugal international started eight consecutive games before losing his place to Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the 4–2 win over Leeds.
Wan-Bissaka retained his place in United’s line-up despite the disappointing draw at home to Watford before City lost.
Diogo Dalot started eight consecutive games for United before Wan-Bissaka replaced him
Dean Henderson is also referenced in the MEN report, who claims he is ready to leave United for good in the summer window.
The 25-year-old No.2 goalkeeper has played just three times for United this season and none of those appearances have come in the Premier League.
United legend Roy Keane raged all the way after being crushed by their fierce rivals on Sunday night.
“The worst thing you can say about United is that they gave up,” the former United captain said on Sky Sports.
‘Giving up is truly unforgivable. There is no hiding place. We saw all the shortcomings of the United States today. Anyone can lose football matches, but losing it the way they did — players not coming back when you play for Man United is unacceptable.
“They threw in the towel, and it’s shameful. They are so far behind the other teams. Your own pride has to come into play at some point!