'Unacceptable' Man United slammed by pundit after update on dressing room mutiny
Man United players and staff will hold “clear the air talks” in a bid to get their season back on track, according to Kevin Phillips.
The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the time has come for the club to “listen to the players” after the dismal defeat against Wolves.
The Red Devils welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford tomorrow in the third round of the FA Cup.
As quoted by the Daily Mail (7 January), interim manager Ralf Rangnick revealed certain “players are unhappy” with their lack of game time.
He added that he would “address directly” the members of his squad who felt that way.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his reaction to the comments, Phillips said: “There are problems all over the shop.
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“The tactics aren’t working, this 4-2-2-2. Perhaps Rangnick is asking the players to do stuff they are not used to or they cannot do.
“You are never going to go into a club and turn it around that quickly, in his defence.
“There will be clear the air talks with the manager, I’m sure. Maybe it is time to listen to the players. What do they want to do?
“United have great players but they need to find the system and personnel to get results.
“To lose to Wolves at home, in the manner they did… It is not acceptable for Manchester United. It is simple.
“There are a few issues at that club. To blame it on an individual would be unfair. It is a collective problem.
“There will definitely be clear the air talks. They need to iron a few things out in the dressing room.”