Axel Tuanzebe’s departure could kick the ball to Manchester United with many other disgruntled players expected to follow suit in January or summer
Axel Tuanzebe’s move to Napoli is expected to spark an exodus in January at Manchester United with 17 “disgruntled” players at Old Trafford.
Football Mirror reported that 11 players have made it clear that they want to leave Manchester in the coming months, with six more looking to move elsewhere.
13 of the 17 people were named with Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Nemanja Matic, Fred, Diogo Dalot and Tuanzebe all unstable at the club.
Tuanzebe is now the first disgruntled player to have his wish granted as he joined the Napoli loan until the end of the season.
And his departure could get the ball rolling and many more are expected to follow suit in January or summer.
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Cavani, Pogba and Lingard are all out of touch at the end of the season and, as it stands, are expected to leave United as a free agent unless they sign a new deal.
But Rangnick is ready to let their contracts end as the interim boss insists the trio are not going anywhere in the current window.
Meanwhile, United legend Lou Macari urged Rangnick to “eliminate” those causing trouble behind the scenes.
Speaking on MUTV, according to the Daily Mail, he said: “Anyone who kicks off in the locker room kick them out of the club. Get rid of them and I’m talking about the players who do it from elsewhere .
â70,000 United supporters can’t be wrong every week. These players have to start showing something.
âYou have the money and the lifestyle, what more could you want?
âI’m getting bored. I should watch 11 happy players enjoy the game but I can’t detect it.
“I don’t see 11 happy players and they are second behind most balls. Where did the aggression go?”
Rangnick admitted there was some commotion in the dressing room but insisted the team are still trying to adjust to their methods.
He said: “Only 10 outfielders can play, with three substitutes, so you have a number of players who aren’t even playing or even making the squad,” Rangnick said.
“These players are unhappy with the situation, it’s obvious, clear. I tend to explain to the players every two or three weeks why they are not playing and this is a problem in our team and in other clubs. . “
The German added: “I am sure they (the players) are listening and we have shown that in the last few games against Palace, Burnley and against Norwich and Newcastle, they try to follow the advice I give them.”