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Man Utd players growing tired of Erik ten Hag’s public criticism & tactics

Some Manchester United players are tired of manager Erik ten Hag and his constant criticism following their poor start to the season, per Manchester Evening News.

The Red Devils have lost four of their last five matches, including their Champions League group opener against Bayern Munich, after which Ten Hag publicly bemoaned the ‘easy giveaway’ goals they conceded.

Ten Hag reportedly has favourites within the United dressing room and never singles them out for criticism, while some players are always on the receiving end.

After the Bayern match, the former Ajax manager had more criticism for his players as he lamented the ease with which Leroy Sane went through Marcus Rashford and how Jamal Musiala made his way into their box.

There is unrest within the United camp for other reasons as the Sun claims that some stars are angry about how the club pushed stalwart David De Gea aside.

United players are also reportedly struggling to carry out the Ten Hag’s tactics without the right profiles. 

This is likely due to the absence of winger Antony, who is on a leave of absence to deal with the assault and sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him.

United splashed out £85 million to sign the Brazilian international from Ajax, but his departure means their right flank is weaker. 

It did not help that Jadon Sancho has been banished to the reserves for refusing to apologise to Ten Hag in another clash between the manager and his player.

United had plans to reintegrate Mason Greenwood into their squad after his run-in with the law, and he can also play on the right wing, but they bailed and sent him on loan to Getafe, leaving them light. 

Facundo Pellistri started the Bayern clash on the right wing, but Alphonso Davies smothered him and Rashford.

United must solve their right-wing problems and may have Mason Mount play there. Mount excelled playing on the right side of Chelsea’s attack in the 2021/22 season, bagging 11 goals and ten assists.

They will hope this move will help stabilise the team tactically as they look to bounce back from their poor start.

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