Independent source: teammate describes Rashford as no longer humble person
- There's reportedly fears of Spanish group division at Old Trafford.
- Rashford is said to have changed for the worse.
- Players are still not sold on Solskjaer's tactics.
- The fitness level is very low.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has 'a lot to sort out, and an awful lot to untangle,' as Miguel Delaney from The Independent puts it. As the source, he claims to know what is happening in the United's dressing room.
The mess didn't end with Jose Mourinho's exit as players naturally doubted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In particular, it was Solskjaer's tactical acumen that was questioned. The doubts were fast washed away as United started delivering on the pitch. Now they have returned with United unable to influence games.
However, the staff were equally unimpressed with players and their fitness levels. It is nowhere near good enough for the 'intense' football Solskjaer started to instil. Some put it down to a slack pre-season under the previous manager.
That's why Solskjaer took the team to Dubai in January. The four-day spell was dubbed as a second pre-season although one 'source' was wondering 'what on earth were they doing?'.
There is also a dressing room division. A huge group of Spanish speaking players is about to be broken up with Antonio Valencia leaving, Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera likely going, too. Neither Eric Bailly nor Juan Mata have their futures secured.
Marcus Rashford is described by an unnamed teammate a no longer humble figure he used to be. Paul Pogba is said to be very keen to leave for Real Madrid.