This season’s Premier League has seen countless dressing room leaks emerge from the red side of Manchester. There have been reports undermining the manager, unrest over lack of individual playing time and over leadership struggles.
The latest leak arrived on Wednesday concerning the latter as journalist Christian Falk reported that the English players at the club are irritated at Ronaldo’s attempt to lead the dressing room with his own clique.
While he named captain Harry Maguire whose name has already been in the media for all the wrong reasons on the pitch, Falk also named Marcus Rashford which has surprised many fans given the player’s good work on and off the pitch.
The leak had the English forward furious who then took to Twitter to respond.
Are we just making it up as we go along now then? Please stop looking for divides. https://t.co/gVwQuYMwx4— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) February 16, 2022
Being the head of football at the BILD group based in Germany, Falk is considered one of the most reliable sources for news related to FC Bayern first and then other clubs and leagues. Earlier this year, Falk did report that United were not going after Ralf Rangnick for the interim manager position.
In his defence, this report came during a time when United were constantly linked with a mid-season swoop for PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino.
But this time Falk publicly confirmed the reliability of the report and called out Rashford for his comments.
Along with many others, Rashford, too, has not been having the best of seasons at United this year.
The forward has just 2 goals and an assist in his last 10 appearances across all competitions. His inconsistency has got Rangnick looking at other options such as academy product Anthony Elanga to compete with the Englishman for the starting 11 spot.
English players having issues with foreign management has been a problem for United in the past, most recently with Jose Mourinho. Thus, when a journalist like Falk doubles down on what he is reporting perhaps there is some amount of truth to it.