Manchester United’s recent troubles have resulted in a split in the dressing room between the club’s Portuguese and non-Portuguese speaking players.
Several stories have surfaced recently claiming that key players, notably Cristiano Ronaldo, have become disillusioned with the new boss at United. According to reports, as many as 14 Manchester United players are interested in leaving the club, and players like Fred and Marcus Rashford later debunked these accusations.
Since Manchester United’s 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on January 3, the situation has gotten worse.
Ralf Rangnick’s effect at Manchester United has already been called into question. The Red Devils have hit another low after an initial burst of energy in his first few games in command.
The manager’s formation has also been questioned, questioning if the system is appropriate for the personnel he has at his disposal.
Marcus Rashford has only played as a striker so far, although he is at his best when playing on the left flank. In the match against Wolves, Jadon Sancho was used as a number 10 while Bruno Fernandes was dropped to the bench. Rangnick stated that his players were unable to get into situations where they could actively press.
Rangnick has found himself in a bind due to a lack of integration into the new system and rumoured discord among the players in the locker room.
The next three weeks will be critical for Ralk Rangnick as he attempts to regain control of the situation at Manchester United.