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‘Selection preference controversy’ Manchester United locker room factional fight, ‘Pochettino will come’ Rangnick leadership crash

04 Jan 2022 | 21:45 | Football

There was a reason for Manchester United's slump

Photo = Captured from the British press The Sun website article

There was a reason for Manchester United’s slump. The atmosphere was shattered by rumors of a discord between the coach and the team.

British media The Sun reported on the 5th (Korean time), ‘Interim manager Ralph Rangnick and some of the Manchester United players are discordant in the locker room. It feels like some of United’s players have too much influence over Rangnick’s decision. It seems that some players are getting preferential treatment despite their poor skills.”

Manchester United lost 1-0 to Wolverhampton at Old Trafford, Manchester, England on the 4th in the English Premier League (ELP) home match for the 2021-2022 season. It is the first time in 42 years since February 1980 that Manchester United have lost to Wolverhampton at home. Criticism erupted after the game. Luke Shaw also pointed out a lack of unity and motivation among colleagues.

According to a Manchester United source, “The players have their own faction. The morale of the players is down. It’s like when things went wrong in the past few years. Fans say there aren’t enough players to move on to Rangnick’s plans.” “You would think, it’s not. Some players are discouraged. And there is a belief that some of the players are selected regardless of their performance. So everything is a mess.”

The media said, ‘Manager Rangnick will only lead the team until the end of this season. This summer, he will assume an advisory role. Manchester United players have publicly admitted that Antonio Conte should have appointed him before going to Tottenham. They expect Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) manager Mauricio Pochettino to take over after the season. Coach Rangnick added that he cannot control the number of players who become free agents at the end of this season.

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