By Taiwo Ibrahim
There are reports in England that Manchester United coach, Erik Ten Hag has lost the dressing room following the team’s poor performances and his management style, Sportivationng.com reports.
Thins is coming after the club’s soulless performance in the 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United.
The Red Devils have struggled for consistency this season with series of struggling performances, which has culminated in just five points in five Champions League games.
Sky Sports now reporting that Ten Hag’s management style has seen him lose the support of half of the dressing room at Old Trafford.
They claim that players are unhappy with their style of play, that they feel they are training ‘too hard’ and they are running too much in training – with some senior players ‘not sure what they are running for’.
It’s added that certain senior players have spoken to Ten Hag about what’s going on – bringing up their experiences at previous clubs – and feel his man-management could be improved.
ESPN have also reported that he is now ‘battling to keep key players onside’ ahead of these crucial few weeks.
The report continues to state that ‘a group within the first-team squad are becoming disillusioned’ after their loss to Newcastle.
Despite a number of players ‘remaining behind Ten Hag and his staff, there are concerns within the club that the mood inside the dressing room will dip even further’.
ESPN continue to detail the reasons behind player’s becoming disillusioned, pointing at the Dutchman’s training methods.
‘Among the issues being raised privately among some players are Ten Hag’s intense training sessions since the preseason tour of the United States, and what are considered to be cavalier tactics which have left the team open,’ the report states.
However, Ten Hag has backed his players publicly despite their poor performances this season.
ESPN report that this is in an attempt to cool the hostile atmosphere within the club.
It remains to be seen as to what the future holds for Ten Hag after he guided his side to a Carabao Cup trophy and Champions League qualification.
Manchester United will be hoping to turn the corner with a win against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Wednesday.