Two Manchester United players had to be pulled apart after being involved in a ‘shocking’ bust-up in their training this week.
United, who are currently sixth in the Premier League, cannot wait for the campaign to finish after failing to win any silverware for the fifth year in a row.
Interim head coach Ralf Rangnick and former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both struggled to get United firing, with the club losing 11 Premier League games this season, the same amount as Crystal Palace and Brighton.
The Red devils’ campaign reached another low on Thursday as two players clashed in training and even had to be pulled apart, according to The Sun.
While the players have not been named, they are reported to be ‘senior’ members of the dressing room, with the bust-up leaving many of their teammates ‘stunned’.
This allegedly occurred towards the end of Thursday’s training at Carrington, with the session cut short and all the players told to get changed.
As they do not play this weekend, the United squad were given four days off after Sunday’s embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Brighton.
The Red Devils, who are set to welcome Erik ten Hag as their new head coach, finish the 2021-22 season with a trip to Crystal Palace on the final day of the campaign.
Ten Hag was this week celebrating a third Eredivisie title win with Ajax, but will soon turn his attentions to the rebuilding job at the theatre of dreams.
After Ajax clinched the Dutch title, Ten Hag conceded that reviving the fortunes of Premier League club, United will be a major challenge.
‘It feels like a challenge to put the club back on track of winning. The options are there, including financially,’ he said in an interview with Voetbal International magazine. ‘I’ve also got a good feeling about the people who are there, and that we can take a step in the direction.’
Ten Hag also lifted the lid on United’s recruitment process, adding: ‘I know United went through a very precise procedure. ‘They’d done scouting, analyses, data, interviews with people who worked with me. Then we held multiple interviews.
‘They didn’t rush into things and neither did I. It felt like a difficult, but fantastic challenge. At United, there’s something to build and something to win.
‘Manchester United is such a big name in the history of football. It’s not for nothing they call Old Trafford the Theatre of Dreams.
‘It’s a club with an allure in international football. Everyone knows their history. The history is impressive but I’ve also researched the present and future and the possibilities.’