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“Sick To Death”: Manchester United Players Unhappy

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Players and Ralf Rangnick are reportedly butting heads.

Once again, things don't look great behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

Players are becoming 'sick to death' of the falling standards at the club, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News. Resentment is also said to be festering among sone of their under-used players.

Man U sit seventh in the Premier League at the season's half way mark, having lost six matches. Not where they thought they'd be after finishing second at the end of last season.

In the latest episode of the Swift Kicks Podcast, Ben listed the players he thinks are looking for the exits: Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek, David De Gea or Dean Henderson, Edinson Cavani, Phil Jones, Aaron Wan-Bissaka or Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelöf, Eric Bailly.

That's pretty close to the list of players who are reportedly feeling disenchanted - Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard both haven't started in the league all season. Eric Bailly has made just three starts, and Anthony Martial just twice. Donny van de Beek, known as Donny van de Bleek by Swift Kicks fans, last started a game in May of 2021.

Jesse Lingard's lack of starts has been highlighted by a string of average performances from Jadon Sancho, who has struggled since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

Manager Ralf Rangnick, known by Swift Kicks fans as Thor: Ragnarok, and Wreck-it-Ralph, reportedly told Dean Henderson last week he won't be allowed to leave on loan and United would only let Anthony Martial leave on loan if a buying club covers all of his wages and pays a £6m loan fee.

Many have reported that Donny Van de Beek and Phil Jones are also eager to leave on loan this month.

Those moves aren't winning the caretaker manager any friends. The Evening News report also says 'confrontation' is brewing between a number of players and Rangnick if moves are not sanctioned in the January transfer window.

Oh - and don't forget about Paul Pogba - who knows what will happen with him.

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