Man United player branded 'teacher's pet' is leading to unrest in the squad

A United player has been branded 'teacher's pet' causing unrest in the squad
A United player has been branded 'teacher's pet' causing unrest in the squad / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

A Manchester United player has been branded as a 'teacher's pet', causing unrest in the squad.

United lost 4-1 to Manchester City on Sunday, and have reports have claimed that morale at the club is at an all-time low.

According to the Manchester Evening News, one player has been described as a 'teacher's pet' by a team-mate due to his regular game time.

The report reveals that Eric Bailly, who has played just seven games across competitions this season, is "irked by the continued presence of Harry Maguire in the squad", while Diogo Dalot is surprised at his exclusion from the side after starting eight consecutive games.

It is also claimed that Dean Henderson "feels harshly treated" having made just three appearances all season.

Players are also reportedly unimpressed with Ralf Rangnick's coaching methods and have questioned his decision to bring in a sporting director from the Russian league.

United legend Paul Scholes even questioned his former side's decision to appoint Rangnick following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking last year.

He told Premier League Productions (via Football365): “What do we expect? We’ve brought in an interim coach who hasn’t coached at an elite team.

“He hasn’t coached a big team, he hasn’t coached at a big football club like United where there’s so much expected of Manchester United. Whoever you’re playing against, it doesn’t matter. He’s never been at a top club. He’s coached a club for two years out of the last 10 years.

“How have United behind the scenes come to the conclusion that this man is going to be the right man for six or seven months? It baffles me. The players are lost on the football pitch.

“His subs have worked the last few weeks don’t get me wrong but it was a deflated team. As much as you can have a go at United today, they’re playing against possibly one of the best teams we’ve seen. In the second half, the players looked lost. They looked like they didn’t have a clue what they were doing.”