A turbulent campaign so far for Manchester United continues to get worse with every match day.
Even a change in stewardship in the form of new interim boss Ralf Rangnick hasn’t brought along respite for United fans.
The move was surrounded by a considerable amount of hype, with expectations of a football renaissance taking place at United, featuring an aggressive style of play alongside Rangnick’s trademark ‘gegenpressing’.
Unfortunately, so far it has been the opposite, and as cliche, as it may sound Rangnick’s Reds have indeed been ‘de-pressing’.
An agonizing defeat to Wolves at home has further complicated matters for the German manager, as it prompted reports of unrest within United’s ranks.
The leaks suggest that 11 United players are currently unhappy, with certain fringe players being at the forefront, including some who are plotting moves away from Old Trafford.
The leaks led to a plethora of reactions from supporters.
Users online were quick to take aim at the fringe players mentioned in the report, with some even suggesting that a select few benchwarmers could’ve been a source for these leaks.
The only 4 players specifically named in yet another "dressing room leak" are VDB, Bailly, Lingard and Henderson. The exact same 4 that have whined publicly and privately all year either direct to the press, or through agents.— UnitedMuppetiers (@Muppetiers) January 4, 2022
We lose one game under Rangnick and all these leaks from the dressing room start coming out. The leaker has to be one of the disgruntled bench warmers.— Privilege Mufc 🇾🇪 (@privilege_mufc) January 5, 2022
What a mess that came out over last 24 hours from #MUFC— UnitedSupremo 🇸🇪🔴 (@UnitedSupremo) January 5, 2022
There are some fringe players that are at the centre of the controversy but it's not 11 players.
There are around 5 players that are leaking,being a nuisance and upsetting the equilibrium in the first team squad.
Fans also sprung questions at club captain Harry Maguire.
The English centre back is far from a fan favourite at Old Trafford and his captaincy has often been a hotly debated topic.
With the emergence of reports which suggested a crumbling dressing room, fans reasonably questioned the abilities of their side’s captain, and also his influence within the locker room or rather the lack of it.
I honestly cannot believe all the leaks today.— GlazersCashCow FC 🇾🇪🇾🇪 (@glazerscashcow) January 5, 2022
These players have some neck and IMO it shows what an awful captain Maguire is, where’s his influence in all this? He’s just not up to it and among all the changes needed a new captain has to be one of them #MUFC pic.twitter.com/zbWU0IKylx
Some even expressed sympathy towards their new gaffer.
Ralf Ragnick’s task of rebuilding Manchester United was always going to be a daunting one.
The newly surfaced leaks perhaps add more insight into the complexities of the challenge the German faces, one which is certainly overburdening.
Jesus Christ man why’s there so many leaks coming out of the dressing room at the moment? Genuinely feel sorry for Rangnick he’s fighting a losing battle.— ًEllis. (@EIIisV3) January 6, 2022
According to many fans, it appears that the club leaked some transfer rumours of their own to suppress the dressing room leaks.
The lack of a quality defensive midfielder has always been seen as a chink in United’s armour, and these new reports suggested an imminent signing to fill that slot.
The likes of Ruben Neves and Boubacar Kamara are among those associated with United in the past few hours, with the timing of the rumours causing United fans to question their legitimacy.
Are all these transfer stories briefs by the club to take attention away from the unhappy dressing room leaks? 🤔 #mufc— UtdXclusive (@UtdXclusive) January 5, 2022
Anyone else think this CDM & Neves noise is a PR Spin to distract us from the dressing room leaks?— Alice Abrahams (@AliceTalksFooty) January 5, 2022
Some fans made their displeasure regarding the state of their beloved club be known, with the reports undoubtedly fueling their anger.
Me to my pillow everytime I see a new Manchester United dressing room leak pic.twitter.com/GSPyWtlRFk— TobyUTD (@TobyUTD__) January 5, 2022