Manchester United legend Lou Macari says players ‘kicking off in the dressing room’ should be KICKED OUT – in a scathing attack on Ralf Rangnick’s under-performing stars on the club’s own TV station
- Old Trafford legend Lou Macari has taken aim at United’s moaning players
- Macari used the club’s in-house TV channel, MUTV, to air his frustrations
- He said anyone complaining in the dressing room should be ‘kicked out the club’
- It comes as interim boss Ralf Rangnick struggles to turn a torrid season around
- Squad morale is on the floor with doubts over Rangnick’s tactics and formation
- The German has admitted he doesn’t have to time to solve all United’s problems
Lou Macari has ripped into Manchester United’s moaning stars and demanded the club boot out anyone not fighting for the cause.
It comes as interim manager Ralf Rangnick contends with a divided dressing room and demotivated players as he tries to turn United’s nose-diving season around.
In a further embarrassment for the club, Old Trafford legend Macari used their in-house television channel, MUTV, to air his strong views on the state of the team as they scramble to make the Premier League top four.
Manchester United legend Lou Macari has blasted the whingeing stars in the squad and demanded anyone moaning be kicked out the club
It comes as United’s season lurches from one setback to another with player morale on the floor as the players refuse to buy into the methods of interim coach Ralf Rangnick
A miserable 1-0 home defeat to Wolves last Monday leaves United languishing seventh in the table.
Macari said: ‘Anyone kicking off in the dressing room, kick them out of the club. Get rid of them and I’m talking about the players doing that by the way.
‘70,000 United supporters can’t be wrong every week. These players have to start showing something.’
Macari, 72, who made 404 appearances for United between 1973 and 1984, added: ‘You’ve got the money and the lifestyle, what more do you want?
‘I’m getting annoyed. I should be watching 11 happy players enjoying the game but I’m not detecting that.
‘I don’t see 11 happy players and they are second to most balls. Where’s the aggression gone?’
Ralf Rangnick doubts he can solve all of United’s problems during his short time in charge
Bruno Fernandes complains to Cristiano Ronaldo during United’s dismal loss to Wolves
Sportsmail has reported how morale is on the floor at United with the dressing room divided into cliques and frustrations mounting over Rangnick’s team selections.
This has translated to negative body language on the pitch with the team playing well beneath the expected standards in recent weeks against sides towards the bottom of the table.
With Rangnick set to be replaced by a permanent manager in the summer, the players are reluctant to adapt to the methods of him and the coaching staff he has brought in.
There has been a reluctance to commit to the hard pressing game that is Rangnick’s hallmark and doubts over the 4-2-2-2 formation that seems ill-suited to the players in the United side.
Scottish midfielder Macari played over 400 games for United during the 1970s and 1980s
The team put in a dreadful performance in their 1-0 home defeat by Wolves on Monday night
It’s far from certain United have moved on at all since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked
Rangnick has himself admitted defeat in solving the myriad of problems affecting United in such a short period of time.
What’s more, half the squad could also depart in the summer with contracts running down.
Sportsmail reported on Thursday that a staggering 17 players are unhappy and an exodus possible before next season.
Forgotten striker Anthony Martial will go out on loan this month if Sevilla improve their offer and isn’t likely to be missed given the surplus of attacking options.
Likewise Jesse Lingard, who has long since concluded his future lies away from Old Trafford as he warms the bench.
Forgotten striker Anthony Martial is among a number of players who could leave this year
Paul Pogba’s contract also expires in the summer and a renewal is highly unlikely, with Rangnick making clear he doesn’t intend to try and convince the French midfielder to stay.
Pogba’s representatives dismissed reports United had offered him a new £500,000-a-week contract.
Cavani and Juan Mata will be free agents come the summer, while Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly are all open to moves.
Reports that Paul Pogba has been offered a huge new contract have been denied
Phil Jones made his first United appearance for almost two years against Wolves but may yet leave, while Nemanja Matic, Fred and Diogo Dalot all enter the final year of their contracts in the summer.
United play Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday night.
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