Man Utd risk worsening current woes by signing £135m star with ‘attitude problems’


Manchester United fans will be hoping that the summer will see their club kickstart their revival. The Red Devils are no longer the title contenders they once were and will need serious investment to develop into title contenders again.

Ralf Rangnick has tried to steady the ship at Old Trafford since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked earlier this season, but to no avail.

The German has seen United churn out some great results, but his tactics and training routines have raised questions – especially within the squad.

Reports have circulated on several occasions of unhappiness in the dressing room, with team divides, negative nicknaming of staff and the questioning of captaining just scratching the surface of those reports.

Whoever is appointed in the summer has an almighty task on their hands, and the mentality of the team will need to drastically change.

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Speaking in 2017, France manager Didier Deschamps spoke of Dembele being late to training: “Ousmane has been with us for a while. That’s his usual trick to be late, but in his defence, I’m sure he’ll say: ‘I’m not the only one.’

“Whether at a big club like Barcelona, in the French national team or elsewhere, he has to pay attention to that. It’s part of the life and requirements of a professional footballer.

“He must improve to prevent it from becoming negative. These are situations that can be repeated. The sooner he understands that, the better for everyone.”

This was early in Dembele’s Barcelona career and it appears that the versatile forward still hasn’t taken on the advice of his international coach. Even if he is available for free, the risk in signing the attacker seems too great for United.

Speaking in 2017, France manager Didier Deschamps spoke of Dembele being late to training: “Ousmane has been with us for a while. That’s his usual trick to be late, but in his defence, I’m sure he’ll say: ‘I’m not the only one.’

“Whether at a big club like Barcelona, in the French national team or elsewhere, he has to pay attention to that. It’s part of the life and requirements of a professional footballer.

“He must improve to prevent it from becoming negative. These are situations that can be repeated. The sooner he understands that, the better for everyone.”

This was early in Dembele’s Barcelona career and it appears that the versatile forward still hasn’t taken on the advice of his international coach. Even if he is available for free, the risk in signing the attacker seems too great for United.



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