FOUR Manchester United stars were involved in a furious dressing-room bust-up after Saturday’s home defeat to Brighton.
And United legend Gary Neville claims unhappy players could be “BUGS” creating “discomfort and uncertainty” for Erik ten Hag’s strugglers.
ReutersBruno Fernandes, right, confronted Scott McTominay after the Brighton defeat[/caption]
GettyLisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof also had a falling out[/caption]
Gary Neville believes Erik ten Hag has some “bugs” in his squadAlamy
SunSport can reveal captain Bruno Fernandes confronted fellow midfielder Scott McTominay after United’s third defeat in four games.
While centre-back pairing Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof also lost it with each other following a calamitous defensive display.
Manager Ten Hag tried to restore order as the post-mortem began on a shocking 3-1 defeat that sparked boos from disgruntled fans.
The Dutch boss, 53, has banished Jadon Sancho from first-team training.
Ten Hag — already without Mason Greenwood and Antony following troubles off the field — also stripped Harry Maguire of the captaincy and axed him from his first-choice XI.
And in a TikTok video, ex-England full-back Neville said: “How popular is Sancho in the dressing room? How popular is Maguire?
“Ten Hag has got some bugs in there that we don’t know from the outside what discomfort and uncertainty is being created on the inside.
“You’ve got a player who’s probably changing in the first-team dressing room but is over with the academy. You’ve got Harry, who was captain of these players 12 months ago but has now almost been alienated to the third, fourth, fifth centre-half.
“So Ten Hag has some situations in there and I don’t know the damage that is having.
“There has been many a manager since Sir Alex Ferguson left, good managers who have found challenges at United.
“I’m hoping it’s just a difficult start to the season and not a repeat of what we’ve seen previously — where it started to become challenging for Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, David Moyes, Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”
United face a Champions League clash at Bayern Munich next after their worst start to a Prem season.
They lie in 13th place with just six points from five games.