There is a visible division in Manchester United’s dressing room, according to reports.
And it’s claimed that the turmoil behind the scenes led Romelu Lukaku into leaving for Inter Milan, with the Belgium international unhappy with Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.
Journalist Paolo Condo, who works for La Repubblica, has claimed there’s division behind the scenes.
Furthermore, he claims this was one of the reasons why Lukaku pushed hard to join Inter Milan last summer.
He says: “If things don’t improve, the next transfer window will be used by someone to attack Matic, and in the background remains the boulder of Pogba’s contract expiration, set at 2021.
“The players, then, talk to each other.
“Lukaku was tired of United because Pogba and Martial were struggling to pass him the ball, a picture of a dressing room divided in groups.
“When Sanchez and Young asked him before signing how things were at Inter, the first answer was ‘really good, there are no clans’.
“Times have really changed.”
The Red Devils were always united when they played under Sir Alex Ferguson but since the Scot departed, the likes of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all struggled to get the best from the players.
That’s now a similar story with Solskjaer, who is already under pressure.
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