Louis van Gaal is reportedly facing a dressing room revolt at Manchester United amid claims a number of stars are growing increasingly disgruntled at the club’s poor form.
United are five matches without a win after their shock 2-1 setback at Bournemouth on Saturday, which followed on from their Champions League exit at the group stages just a few days before.
And, according to The Sun, a number of players have stood up to boss Van Gaal with two senior stars apparently speaking up in the changing room following the 2-1 reverse on Saturday.
That comes after another allegedly questioned Van Gaal’s approach after the 0-0 with West Ham a fortnight ago.
Pressure continues to mount on the Dutchman with several high-profile ex-players calling his job into question, although our article suggested United need to stay patient with the manager despite the dour football being served up by the club.
Marouane Fellaini insisted recently that the United squad had total trust in the manager, while Juan Mata has also urged the squad to stick together in a bid to improve their form.
Meanwhile, United’s players escaped coming face-to-face with an angry mob of their supporters following their shock defeat to Bournemouth.
A group of Reds fans who had made the long journey to the south coast to watch the match gathered at Bournemouth Airport to vent their anger.
But Van Gaal and his men were spared the ordeal of facing the paying punters they had let down when they were driven straight onto the tarmac to board their plane home.
Many United fans have lost faith with Van Gaal, who has spent £250million on new players during his reign, and wanted to air their grievances to the Dutchman and his under-performing squad, who have not won any of their last five games in all competitions.
There is likely to be a full-on mutiny at Old Trafford on Saturday if Van Gaal’s side cannot beat another newly-promoted side, Norwich, who have won just one of their last 11 games.
Although United remain in the title hunt — six points off top spot in fourth place —the insipid football served up by Van Gaal has pushed some fans to breaking point.