Manchester United is grappling with a turbulent season marred by issues both on and off the field. The team recently suffered a 3-1 loss to Brighton, dropping to 13th place in the Premier League. This defeat exacerbated existing tensions fueled by discontent among supporters over the Glazer family’s ownership.
Reports emerged suggesting a dressing room bust-up involving four players, including captain Bruno Fernandes and defenders Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof, after the Brighton loss. Manager Erik ten Hag attempted to restore order, but the club denied these claims.
The team also faced challenges with players off the pitch, with Antony taking time away due to assault accusations in Brazil, and Mason Greenwood being loaned to Getafe after charges against him were dropped.
Club legend Gary Neville hinted at internal issues within the dressing room, questioning the popularity of certain players and suggesting that unhappy players may be causing discomfort and uncertainty among the ranks.
Erik ten Hag faced his own share of challenges, particularly regarding Jadon Sancho, who was dropped from the team for a match against Arsenal due to alleged training performance issues. Sancho disputed these claims on social media, stating that he had been a scapegoat for too long.
In the aftermath, Sancho had talks with Ten Hag, and the club announced he would train alone temporarily. This situation adds to Manchester United’s ongoing struggles in what has been a turbulent season.