11 disillusioned Man Utd players want out as squad divide deepens with cliques

Several senior Manchester United players are looking to leave the club just weeks into interim head coach Ralf Rangnick's reign.

The Mirror report that as many as 11 members of the squad are disillusioned with life at Old Trafford and could even look for a way out in the January transfer window.

Cliques are understood to have formed in the dressing room and division within the squad appears to have worsened since Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last month.

A number of players who felt unfairly marginalised under Solskjaer feel as if nothing's changed in the last few weeks, with Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek, Eric Bailly and Dean Henderson among those feeling let down by Rangnick for failing to give them a chance.

Lingard and van de Beek are yet to start a single Premier League game this season, while Henderson wants to go out on loan after struggling to unseat David De Gea as the club's number one goalkeeper.

Rangnick doesn't want Henderson to leave, but the 24-year-old is desperate for first-team action ahead of the World Cup later this year.

Solskjaer was accused of having 'favourites' within the squad, and now Rangnick is facing similar accusations with dressing room harmony now seriously under threat.

Following United's 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Monday, Luke Shaw insisted his teammates were not pulling together and admitted the atmosphere at the club was "really bad".

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"It’s not good," the England international said. "The atmosphere is really bad and it looks like there are going to be big problems ahead for United."

Sources claim that many of the players are underwhelmed by Rangnick's coaching and aren't impressed by his tactics, and given the fact that he'll be replaced in the summer, commanding the dressing room has become a rather tough task.

Yesterday's defeat to Wolves was United's first under Rangnick, but a string of insipid performances recently has left the club wanting and the German is now under intense pressure to ensure the season doesn't complete unravel.

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