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07th Dec 2023

Sofyan Amrabat becomes first Man United player to address Ten Hag dressing room claims

Callum Boyle

Amrabat Ten Hag

Reports claimed that Ten Hag had lost ’50 per cent’ of the dressing room

Sofyan Amrabat has become the first Manchester United player to address the rumours suggesting that Erik ten Hag had lost some members of the playing squad.

Earlier in the week reports emerged suggesting that Ten Hag had lost “50 per cent” of the dressing room – something the Dutchman denied.

United appeared to quash those rumours with a valiant performance that saw them beat Chelsea 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Bruno Fernandes’ missed penalty in the first half didn’t deter them as a brace from Scott McTominay either side of Cole Palmer’s equaliser was enough to secure Ten Hag a much-needed three points.

After delivering one of his best performances since joining on loan from Fiorentina, Amrabat spoke to the media and was asked about the potential issues behind the scene, but the Moroccan came out in full support of his boss.

Speaking to BeIN Sports, he said: “We are all behind him.

“He is a fantastic coach. I worked with him several years ago [at Dutch side Utrecht] and already in that moment he was a fantastic manager.

“But now, he’s one of the best in the world. He’s more experienced. He’s done a fantastic job everywhere he went. He’s a fantastic coach and we are all behind him.”

McTominay also came out in support when explaining the success behind their win, telling Amazon Prime: “The manager to be honest with you.

“The way that we’ve approached the game, a lot of light training sessions to keep the energy, to keep fresh and going for the next game because they’re coming really thick and fast.”

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