Shay Given, the former Manchester City goalkeeper, has raised concerns about a growing division between Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and his players.
This comes after Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat to Newcastle in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Given observed tensions behind the scenes, particularly between Ten Hag and his team.
Notably, there was a recent disagreement between Ten Hag and Jadon Sancho, with Ten Hag criticizing Sancho’s training performance on September 3, a statement that Sancho disputed.
Given expressed his concerns about the dynamic between the manager and the players after Manchester United’s defeat by Newcastle, according to the Daily Mail.
“It feels there is a real divide, in my opinion, between the players and the manager. I think there are a lot of fallouts behind the scenes that maybe we don’t hear about.
“Varane was missing tonight and in the derby, ill, Sancho is out of the picture and Antony has had his issues.”
He added, “At the end of any managerial reign at any club, there seems to be a disbelief.
“Players have to take responsibility, that is their job when you cross the white line.”