Reports suggest that following Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday, tensions flared within the team, leading to confrontations in the dressing room.
Erik ten Hag’s side endured their third loss of the new Premier League season and faced an impressive performance by Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton at Old Trafford.
With just six points from their initial five games, United finds themselves trailing Premier League champions and current leaders Manchester City by nine points.
According to The Sun, tempers ran high among United players after the Brighton loss, prompting Ten Hag to intervene in an effort to restore order within the squad.
Reportedly, United’s captain, Bruno Fernandes, had a confrontation with Scott McTominay, who had received his first start of the season.
Lisandro Martinez, who was deceived by Pascal Gross in Brighton’s well-executed second goal, was also said to have had a heated exchange with his center-back partner, Victor Lindelof, in the dressing room.
As United prepares to return to the Champions League after a year-long absence, their campaign begins with a challenging fixture in Group A – an away match against Bayern Munich.
Despite United’s challenging start in the new Premier League season, Harry Kane, Bayern Munich’s £100 million summer signing, believes Ten Hag’s side will pose a formidable challenge.
Kane stated, ‘It’s going to be a tough game, first and foremost. They’re in a little bit of a tricky patch at the moment, but sometimes they’re the most dangerous team to play against. They’re always looking to fight back and get a big result, so we’re just focused on playing against a really good team.’