Fred backs up Marcus Rashford amid claims of Man Utd dressing room divide
Fred has become the latest Manchester United player to respond to rumours of a schism in the dressing room at Old Trafford.
Despite their win over Brighton in midweek, their first in four games, there has been ongoing chatter of a rift behind the scenes.
Following claims that Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘irritated’ by Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire, the England international was forced to break ranks and publicly comment on the speculation.
“Are we going to make it up as we go along now?” In reaction to the initial claims, Rashford wrote, “Please stop looking for divides.”
Now, Fred, who has had a good start under interim coach Ralf Rangnick, has backed up his team-mate, saying that the environment among the players is encouraging, despite the interim leader’s rough start.
“The Brazilian midfielder told Sky Sports that his team’s locker room is “very good.” “There’s a lot of phoney news and rumours about it, but it’s fantastic.” We collaborate and work towards the same aims and objectives.
“Because everyone wants to play and we have so many good players, it’s difficult for the manager to keep everyone satisfied. But we’re on the same page. The most essential thing we have in the dressing room is harmony, which I believe is the most crucial thing we have. In the dressing room, we treat each other with the utmost respect.”
However, according to Mirror Football, there are problems in the Old Trafford dressing room, arising from Rangnick’s ambition to make Cristiano Ronaldo captain at the expense of Harry Maguire.
There have been lingering fears that the players have failed to warm to Rangnick and his coaching staff, who are slated to be in charge until the end of the season, in addition to suspicions of cliques among the playing team.
Fred, on the other hand, has credited Rangnick with his mini-resurgence, claiming that he was given a more advanced position than he had been given under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Rather than just being a screen for the back four, the 28-year-old has been allowed more freedom to move forward, which he is relishing.
He explained, “I truly enjoy playing there.” “I play at a position closer to the opposition goal with the Seleço, and the coach here has adjusted my positioning as well, which I really like.”
Fred went on to say: “Ralf only asks that I do my best. He is aware of my energy as well as my quality. Obviously, he works in a different manner than the former manager, but we must adjust.
“We’ll have to start over.” That is not easy, but we must give it our all in training. In the last few games, we’ve had good and bad outcomes, but we’re incredibly thrilled with the win over Brighton, and we now need to keep developing.