Erik ten Hag facing unrest as Man Utd 'source' reveals dressing room problems
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A 'number of Manchester United players' are reportedly growing frustrated with Erik ten Hag's criticism amid the club's start-of-the-season slump.
Man United lost their third game in a row on Wednesday as they opened their Champions League campaign with a 4-3 defeat at Bayern Munich.
It comes after the Red Devils lost back-to-back games in the Premier League, losing 3-1 to Arsenal then losing 3-1 to Brighton last weekend.
Ten Hag lamented his side's latest defeat, with bombshell reports suggesting there is dressing room unrest.
According to the Manchester Evening News, 'sources' claim Ten Hag has favourites within the squad and they are immune from criticism.
The report states: "Dressing room sources have told the Manchester Evening News that some players believe Ten Hag has favourites in the squad who he is unprepared to single out for criticism, while they feel others are routinely rounded on by the United manager.
"Although Ten Hag has avoided publicly naming players who have erred, he has often highlighted the players' failure to 'follow the rules' after defeats."
It's claimed certain Man United players also feel they have been out in an 'invidious position' to carry out the Dutch boss' tactical instructions, highlighting the absence of Antony, who is trying to clear this name amid allegations of domestic abuse.
Man United, who currently occupy 12th place in the table, have won just two of their opening five league games this season.
They've suffered defeats to Tottenham, Arsenal and Brighton, having also lost their first Champions League game of the campaign.
Ten Hag will be looking for a reaction on Saturday when they travel to Vincent Kompany's Burnley.
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