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Man Utd stars 'unhappy' with Erik ten Hag flaw that could unsettle dressing room ahead of Manchester derby

Man Utd stars 'unhappy' with Erik ten Hag flaw that could unsettle dressing room ahead of Manchester derby

Manchester United will take on rivals Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday

Manchester United stars are reportedly unhappy with Erik ten Hag’s flaw which could unsettle the team ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend.

On Sunday, United will welcome local rivals Manchester City to Old Trafford for the first Manchester derby of the season.

United have had a poor start to the season after collecting just 15 points from their opening nine matches.

Meanwhile, City are two points off table-topping Tottenham Hotspur after suffering defeats against Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Ahead of the clash, there have been reports that some of United’s first-team squad have been left unhappy with what is being described as ‘favouritism’ from Ten Hag.

During the match against FC Copenhagen, Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Luckhurst wrote: “Six starts and six bad performances from Antony this season. Mystifying he keeps getting picked. Was on the bench for the Old Trafford derby last season and should be on Sunday.”

In reply, TeamTALK’s football correspondent Fraser Fletcher said: “This has been one of the issues in the Manchester United dressing room and highlighted by Samuel’s tweet. A number of players have been upset by "favouritism" with poorly performing players.”

Against Copenhagen, Antony started on the right side of the attack and was eventually replaced by Argentine youngster Alejandro Garnacho in the 63rd minute.


United recorded a much-needed 1-0 victory thanks to a brilliant header from Harry Maguire and a last-ditch penalty save from under-fire goalkeeper Andre Onana.

After the match, Ten Hag said: “There is a very good spirit in the dressing room, they fight together, celebrate together and support each other. That spirit is always needed to be a successful team.

“They are together and that is important because the team is more than the sum of the individuals. That is what we have to take into the Manchester derby. To be on one page and stay together.”

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Topics: Manchester City, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Football