Growing discontent is reportedly brewing among several Man Utd players in response to Erik ten Hag’s post-match criticisms amid the team’s recent string of poor results.
United has now suffered three consecutive losses, marking the first such streak since Ten Hag assumed the managerial role.
According to the Manchester Evening News, a division is emerging within the dressing room, with some players beginning to suspect that Ten Hag shows favouritism towards certain individuals by refraining from criticising them.
This starkly contrasts with his frequent admonishments to other players.
Furthermore, the report suggests that some players feel they have been unfairly burdened with executing Ten Hag’s tactical instructions and adapting to unfamiliar roles, a situation that arose following Antony’s removal from the squad due to allegations of domestic abuse.
In a recent example, Ten Hag publicly chastised the entire team for affording too much space to Leroy Sane, who scored Bayern Munich’s opening goal in their 4-3 defeat.
This criticism came despite goalkeeper Onana’s glaring mistake, a player who had previously worked under Ten Hag at Ajax.
The Red Devils now face a crucial away match against struggling Burnley as they desperately seek their first away win of the season to rejuvenate their dismal campaign.