Alejandro Garnacho sends Erik ten Hag a message over substitution decision as mini-revolt breaks out – Man United News And Transfer News

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By Margaretd. Regina


Manchester United got dominated by Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday but escaped the Vitality Stadium with a 2-2 draw.

The hosts had 20 shots as compared to United’s eight and could have scored a lot more if not for some fine goalkeeping from Andre Onana and some poor finishing.

The Cherries took advantage of Erik ten Hag’s poor tactics and easily bypassed the initial United press who were far too easy to play through.

The same inadequacies have been on display since the season opener and it seems the Dutchman will not change and more and more players are becoming disillusioned with how the season is fizzling out.

Garnacho hits out at substitution decision

United were trying to compete for a place in next season’s Champions League but now look likely to finish in their lowest-ever position since the Premier League started.

Apart from a flawed playing style, his treatment of certain players has also caused division among the players. It started with Jadon Sancho accusing the manager of making him a scapegoat while favouring the ineffective Antony.

Now Alejandro Garnacho has liked two divisive social media comments which hint at the former Ajax coach preferring Marcus Rashford over the Argentine despite his disastrous displays this season.

On Saturday, despite hardly offering any threat, it was the Mancunian who stayed on while Garnacho was subbed off with the manager pointing to defensive lapses on the right side.

“I think we had to repair over that right side. We didn’t play well, the spaces were there in possession, we had to bring a sub there,” the manager said after the game.

The 19-year-old did contribute to Bournemouth’s opening goal but he did make amends with the equaliser and was unlucky to be subbed off.

He has not been on the top of his game recently but has still produced more consistently as compared to the England international.

Even Amad Diallo, who came on in the second half, deserves more chances. It would have been more apt for the Ivorian and Garnacho to be on the wings.

EtH backing the wrong stars?

The manager also faced criticism for his continued backing of Scott McTominay earlier in the season and for not picking Raphael Varane in the first half of the campaign.

The Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Luckhurst also pointed out brewing tensions on the field between skipper Bruno Fernandes and Andre Onana over the team’s ineffectiveness while playing out from the back.

The captain and the manager did not see eye to eye with the ultimate decision and with rumours of Antony not being happy with his lack of minutes, a mini-rebellion against Ten Hag has erupted ahead of United’s crucial FA Cup semifinal against Coventry City at Wembley.

Casemiro has revealed his displeasure at the current season, as has the captain and Ten Hag’s goodwill among fans is going down rapidly.

The team is losing motivation fast and a disappointing ending to the season awaits for fans. And if further bad blood erupts between the manager and players, things could turn ugly even before the season ends. INEOS have quite the decision on their hands!


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