Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

UNITED Players Are Not Happy with Their Pre-Match [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

UNITED Players Are Not Happy with Their Pre-Match [...]

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UNITED players are not happy with their pre-match routine under Louis van Gaal, it has been claimed.

There have been a number of reports of unrest among the playing squad at Old Trafford in recent weeks, including one player feeling they are not being allowed to play to their potential.

And the national paper's report says the squad are unhappy with their prescripted schedule before matchdays.

After eating tea at Carrington around 5pm, the players leave for the Lowry and have to attend a series of meetings before toast and cereal at 10pm and bed half an hour later.

A source told the paper: "There's no fun, no banter -- just lots of meetings. The body language of the players isn't right, and there's no expression when they go out to play."

In August it was reported that senior players Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick had been to see Van Gaal with their concerns over the atmosphere in the dressing room. …

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