Manchester United Players Clashed Two Days Before Brentford Loss

Manchester United Players Clashed Two Days Before Brentford Loss

  • There was a dressing room disagreement between Manchester United players two days before their heavy defeat to Brentford
  • It is not clear what the issue was, but it is understood that Harry Maguire staying on as the club captain is not appreciated by some players
  • Ronaldo's insistence on leaving has also ruffled the squad, with some wanting the club to allow him to leave

The post-mortem of what exactly is going on with Erik ten Hag's fledgling career at Manchester United continues with reports now intimating that some players clashed before their match against Brentford.

The away game at Community Stadium saw United record a shock result after being thrashed 4-0 by the Bees.

Harry Maguire, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Cristiano Ronaldo, Brentford.
Harry Maguire during the clash against Brentford. Photo by Sebastian Frej.
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It is now understood that it was a foreseeable result after a scuffle erupted in the dressing room two days before the game.

It is not yet immediately clear what the issue was, but Manchester Evening News reports that Ten Hag's decision to retain Harry Maguire as the captain did not go down well with a number of players.

It had been expected that Maguire would be stripped of the captaincy with either Cristiano Ronaldo or Bruno Fernandes taking over.

Ronaldo's desire to leave has also brought some tension in the dressing room, with some players feeling that he needs to leave. The former Real Madrid and Juventus striker has been frustrated with United's lack of adequate transfer activity to compete on various fronts.

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