Ten Hag Speaks on Alleged Split in Man United Dressing Room

Ten Hag Speaks on Alleged Split in Man United Dressing Room

Fred Kennedy
updated at September 23, 2023 at 8:00 AM
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  • The Manchester United dressing room is said to be split in the wake of the club's poor run of results
  • United have suffered three defeats on the bounce, with their latest outing ending in a 4-3 loss at Bayern
  • The Red Devils are scheduled to take on Burnley on Saturday

Erik ten Hag has addressed rumours of an alleged split in the Manchester United dressing room.

United have endured a disastrous start to the new season, with Ten Hag's charges managing just two Premier League wins in five outings.

The Red Devils have suffered three successive defeats across competitions, with the latest coming at the hands of Bayern Munich in their Group A opener of the Champions League.

Manchester United players in action during a training session at Carrington Training Ground. Photo by Ash Donelon.
Manchester United players in action during a training session at Carrington Training Ground. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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According to GiveMeSports, a section of United stars are unhappy with the treatment of David de Gea, who quit the club at the end of last season.

It is believed that the squad "still seething" at the way the Spaniard was dumped after more than a decade at the club.

The development comes at a time when Jadon Sancho has been banished from the squad, with Ten Hag exiling him after he publicly criticised him.

Ten Hag speaks on dressing room split

However, Ten Hag has come out to refute the allegations, insisting that 'everyone is united.'

Speaking ahead of his side's Premier League meeting with Burnley on Saturday, the Dutchman underscored the need for the team to stick together as they embark on a bid to get their campaign back on track.

"At United, you have to win every game, so it doesn't change anything. I don't know if it's a leak (in the dressing room), but I know my opinion, I know my players. Everyone can make suggestions, but we are okay with it," he said via The Mirror.
“You get stronger from it, as long as you stay together. That’s what we're doing. All the staff, coaches, medical people, everyone is united - and at United you fight," he added.

Sancho spotted watching U-18 game

Sports Brief reported that Sancho was spotted watching an U-18 game after he was excluded from the first team group over his failure to apologise to Erik ten Hag.

The English winger has been training with the youth team since returning from the international break and appears to be enjoying himself watching his new "teammates".

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