Lou Macari questions Manchester United training schedule and blasts players

Former Manchester United star Lou Macari has questioned Manchester United’s training schedule and blasted the ineptitude of the players.

Macari said he was embarrassed to see United humiliated by Liverpool in midweek, and was concerned after Ralf Rangnick said in his press conference that Friday afternoon would be the team’s first proper training session since.

Rangnick told Friday’s press conference: “We only trained yesterday because the day after the game was recovery. Yesterday we trained some issues in connection with the game, but the only real training session we’re going to have is now in an hour’s time.”

United’s players were pictured at Carrington on Thursday, but as Rangnick suggest, this was not a full session.

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Macari reacts

Former Red Devil Lou Macari was a studio guest on MUTV and he was not impressed that the team would have just one full training session between matches.

Macari blasted: “What happened to Wednesday and Thursday. I don’t get it.”

The criticism is easy to understand. While sport science and data wil no doubt provide reason for extended recovery and rest between games, it feels like United’s players are not being pushed hard enough.

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His attention then turned to the horror defeat to Liverpool in midweek, with United losing 4-0.

Macari said: “It was embarrassing. I don’t remember any games between rivals being easy for any sides. There’s something wrong with our team.

“Our team cannot run for 90 minutes. There’s no excuse why one side completely annihilates the other.

“He [Rangnick] came with the idea of the pressing game, it hasn’t worked. for whatever reason they just wont do it.

“Ralf’s begging them to up their game tomorrow and pull it out. I thought they’d raise their game at Anfield.

He was then asked if he felt any more optimistic knowing Scott McTominay and Raphael Varane are fit again and likely to face Arsenal.

He responded: “I dont care who returns. they’ve got to find something from somewhere they haven’t had all season.”

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