It only took one defeat for a crisis to become the story of Ralf Rangnick’s dressing room, sweeping the team off its feet like the coronavirus did just weeks ago.
According to the Mirror, the problems run deeper than a 1-0 defeat against Wolves, with the club facing yet another crisis.
This is far from ideal – just weeks after welcoming Rangnick to the club.
It is alleged that as many as 11 players now want to leave United after becoming disillusioned with life at the club.
Those are wild claims because most of the players in the United squad wouldn’t get better contracts elsewhere, hence why the club appears to struggle to shift players in the transfer market.
A number of players are said to be “suffering the same treatment” under Rangnick as they did under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which has led to splits within the dressing room.
It’s also worrying to read that many of the players are underwhelming by Rangnick’s coaching, unimpressed by his tactics and have begun questioning the quality of his assistant coaches.
One player we know wants to leave United is Anthony Martial, but Rangnick was accepted that as long as United get a suitable offer for the player’s signature.
While it is hard for an interim boss to have any real authority over a dressing room, this shows the lack of respect this group of players not only have for their manager but themselves.
This is not holiday season – there’s been enough breaks in the game due to COVID-19 – so it’s not acceptable that several of our players are point blank refusing to put in 100%.
Rangnick has a huge job to turn things around at Old Trafford but if someone wants to leave the club, he would be foolish to force them to stay.
A clear out may be needed in the near future.