They have luckily averted disaster in the Champions League, but still have two big home defeats to bite. First in the derby with Manchester City 0:3, with the same result, Manchester United also lost to Newcastle in the replay of the Carabao Cup final. But there are far more bad things in the club itself, which is eighth in the Premier League. Now the star Casemiro is injured and the players are questioning some of the methods of the coach Erik ten Hag himself.
Only five wins from ten matches and a total of 15 points are enough for eighth place, with participation in next year’s European Cups getting far away from the famous English team. The Red Devils do not have an ideal performance even in the Champions League, where they are third after halfway through the group with three points.
But Erik ten Hag is holding on for now, even though United are experiencing one of the worst starts to the season in recent years. And there are probably problems in the cabin as well, the behavior towards former captain Maguire resonates most now, there is also tension between the coach and Sancho.
He deprived one of his captain’s badge, and he does not allow the other to train with the team at all. According to the Daily Mail, the players have begun to question the methods of the Dutch coach, who is now under fire. Some of his subordinates were even supposed to say that Haga’s approach has a negative impact on the entire team.
Another line across the budget of the club, which is not doing well on all fronts this year, is the injury to the central player Casemiro. He injured his hamstring in the game against Newcastle and will be out for several weeks, according to a club statement.
The future of the coach will probably depend on the following results, because the Red Devils now have a more friendly lot. They play at Fulham, then travel to Copenhagen for a home game against newcomers Luton, followed by an away clash with Everton. At the end of November, the key match of the basic group of the Champions League will come on the field of Galatasaray.
But there is also good news. Fan and billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who has long been interested in a stake in the club, plans to invest 300 million dollars (6.9 billion crowns) in the running of the club. The British website Daily Mail informs about it again.
Manchester United’s last draw with Newcastle: