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Unhappy Man United players nickname coach assistant manager Chris Armas 'Ted Lasso'

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Chris Armas has reportedly been nicknamed 'Ted Lasso' by Man United players
Chris Armas has reportedly been nicknamed 'Ted Lasso' by Man United players / Dan Mullan/GettyImages
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Key Summary:

1. Players are reportedly unhappy with the coaching staff at Manchester United.

2. They have jokingly nicknamed assistant manager Chris Armas 'Ted Lasso'.

3. Some United players think their training sessions are 'old fashioned'.

Manchester United players have reportedly nicknamed assistant coach Chris Armas 'Ted Lasso' - a fictional character from the Apple+ hit series of the same name.

Armas was named assistant coach shortly after Ralf Rangnick's appointment, and has been likened to Lasso, the head coach of the fictional AFC Richmond, who lacks any football knowledge, but is extremely determined to help his side succeed.

That's according to ESPN, who also claim that some United players think their training sessions are 'old fashioned' with Rangnick opting to carry out his coaching based on 11 vs. 11 work, rather than dynamic drills which the players believe would help them more.

When asked about the claims, United’s interim boss said: “Nothing, to be honest. I haven’t read any newspapers and don’t know about those articles.

“The way the team has developed in the last couple of weeks is obvious, tactically, this is due to the work we’ve been doing in training.

“Both on the pitch and also if we do the video analysis with them and the important training games, the little games as well as the 11v11 games.

“We did a lot of rondos and those little games to increase fluidity and get better in possession of the ball, it’s part of the training sessions.”

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