Group of Man United stars ‘are becoming disillusioned with Erik ten Hag’ after Newcastle defeat… with the manager ‘fighting to keep the backing of the dressing room’
Manchester United's players are reportedly becoming 'disillusioned' under manager Erik ten Hag and he is 'fighting to keep key players out'.
This comes after the Red Devils suffered a defeat to Newcastle on Saturday, their tenth defeat of the season in all competitions.
Now that Ten Hag's team is seventh in the rankings and five points away from the top four, the pressure is on the head coach.
Man United are also bottom of Group A in the Champions League with one game to go and know they need to beat Bayern Munich to have a chance of reaching the knockout stages.
Things have gone from bad to worse with Ten Hag ESPN reports that he is now 'fighting to keep key players on side' ahead of these crucial few weeks.
Manchester United players are reportedly becoming 'disillusioned' under Erik ten Hag
With Ten Hag's team in seventh place in the rankings and five points less than the top four, the pressure is on Ten Hag
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The report continues to state that 'a group within the first-team squad are becoming disillusioned' following their loss to Newcastle.
Despite a number of players 'remaining behind Ten Hag and his staff, there are concerns within the club that the mood in the dressing room will drop even further'.
ESPN continues to detail the reasons behind the disillusioned player, pointing to the Dutchman's training methods.
“Among the issues raised privately among some players are Ten Hag's intensive training since the preseason tour of the United States, and what are seen as arrogant tactics that have left the team open,” the report said .
However, Ten Hag has publicly supported his players despite their poor performances this season.
ESPN reports that this is in an attempt to cool the hostile atmosphere within the club.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Ten Hag after guiding his side to a Carabao Cup trophy and Champions League qualification.
It appears things have quickly turned sour for the Red Devils boss, who will look to turn things around in the coming days.
He has refused to openly criticize his players, who are reportedly losing confidence in the manager