Ralf Rangnick has some work to do to bring together a divided Manchester United dressing room.
Rumours of discontent within the squad have been emerging in recent days, fuelled by performances on the pitch.
An unconvincing 1-1 draw at Newcastle United was followed up by a 3-1 win against Burnley.
However, any momentum was stunted by the 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Monday.
“It’s not good. It really isn’t,” United legend Gary Neville tweeted in a frank assessment of the performance.
17 unhappy Man Utd players
It wasn’t long after the final whistle blew that reports emerged of the difficulties Rangnick is facing in uniting the group. On Tuesday, the Mirror claimed he is ‘batting to unite the Manchester United dressing-room.’
The Daily Mail have gone a step further by claiming 17 players are currently unhappy at the club.
While many of them are under contract and won’t be allowed to leave, there are still expected to be a ‘significant number of departures’ over the next eight months.
The Mail name 13 of the supposedly unhappy players. We can only speculate as to who the other four are…
We’ve listed them, as well as their current situations, below.
1. Anthony Martial
Martial, subject of interest from Sevilla, is set to leave Old Trafford permanently in the summer.
2 & 3. Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard
Neither Pogba nor Lingard have shown any desire to renew their contracts, which are set to run out at the end of June.
4 & 5. Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata
Both free agents in the summer. Mata has options to go out on loan to Spain or MLS in January.
6, 7 & 8. Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly
The trio are unhappy over a lack of action and are open to leaving United in the summer.
9. Phil Jones
Jones made his first appearance in 712 days for United in the Wolves defeat and he performed admirably.
Set to turn 30, he wants regular first-team football and has been linked with a loan move to Benfica.
10, 11, 12. Nemanja Matic, Fred and Diogo Dalot
Matic, Fred and Dalot’s contracts expire in 2023, although Fred and Dalot’s can be extended by another year.
13. Axel Tuanzebe
There isn’t an option to buy in Tuanzebe’s loan deal with Napoli but considering he spent the first half of the season out on loan as well, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the 24-year-old depart on a permanent deal in the summer.
Man United fans react
Check out some of the reaction to the Mail’s report.
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