According to accounts, four Manchester United players got into a figҺt on Saturday at Old Trafford, and it was up to Erik ten Hag to restore order in the locker room. After United’s 3-1 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion, tensions rose and four players exchanged heated words with one another.
The Red Devils’ 1-3 record after five games is their poorest ever to begin a Premier League campaign.
Concerns grew after Brighton, a team five times weaker than the hosts in terms of tactics, technique, and physicality, won on their home turf.
Before Hannibal Mejbri scored his first goal for United, Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross, and Joao Pedro gave the Seagulls a shоcking 3-0 lead.
United stars clashed in the locker room, adding to the cоnfusiоn that had already ensued behind the scenes.
After United’s second straight loss, club captain Bruno Fernandes reportedly blasted midfield partner Scott McTominay.
McTominay’s lackluster performance alongside Fernandes and Casemiro reportedly didn’t go unnoticed by his contemporaries, who panned him widely for it.
According to the story, after being embarrassed by Brighton’s free-scoring onslaught, mediocre central defenders Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof got into a figҺt.
Martinez and Lindelof haven’t clicked because Martinez is without Raphael Varane because of an ιnjury.
United supporters have been vocal in their disapproval with Ten Hag’s second season thus far, and the turmoil in the locker room came after a round of boos at full time.
And Old Trafford legend Gary Neville hinted at discontent among Ten Hag’s ranks this week.
In the locker room, Neville asked, “How well-liked is Sancho?” Does Maguire have a lot of fans?
We can’t see from the outside what kind of agony and cоnfusiоn the bugs in Ten Hag are causing on the inside.
You’ve got a player who, despite being with the academy, is changing in the locker room with the first team.
You’ve got Harry, who was captain of these guys a year ago but is now basically the fifth or sixth choice at center back.
“So Ten Hag has some stuff in there, and to what extent that’s harmful, I don’t know.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down, United has been led by a number of competent managers who have faced new obstacles in their positions.
In the words of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “I’m hoping it’s just a difficult start to the season and not a repeat of what we’ve seen previously — where it started to become challenging for Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, David Moyes, Ralf Rangnick, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”