The fallout to Manchester United’s latest defeat is continuing. Now come the reports of dressing room discontent…
There are few things which say ‘crisis’ at Manchester United quite like a home defeat. After just about staving off home losses against Wolves and Nottingham Forest, United’s luck ran out against Brighton.
This was a first home defeat in 31 games in all competitions, a run which extended to the first day of last season.
And now come the stories of a dressing room bust-up. Great. Just what we need.
Manchester United players ‘bust-up’
The reports come via The Sun, which claims there were two separate confrontations after Manchester United lost 3-1 on Saturday, among four players who started the game.
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Good, at least they care…
There is a positive spin to put on this, if the reports are accurate. Which is that at least the players care enough to have a go at each other.
This, in the dressing room, certainly was not for show. This was the frustration boiling over in a team which has lost three games out of five this season.
It would not be a surprise if Erik ten Hag encouraged it. The media will spin it, like United are in meltdown, but this can be a positive, that the players told each other who was at fault, and why, and that they will move on, and look to rectify the poor form. This could even be a turning point, a catalyst to kick on.
If United’s form does not improve, expect the media to twist the knife and start using this to point at a split dressing room. We have seen it all before, and it usually does not end well.