Two senior Manchester United players were allegedly pulled apart during a bust-up that brought a training session to a premature end on Thursday, according to a new report.
The Sun, who detailed the alleged altercation, explained that players were reportedly stunned by the incident in the first United training session since their humiliating 4-0 Premier League mauling at Brighton.
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick reportedly saw the alleged altercation and then granted more time off to United’s players, who are said to have had four days to recover from the dismal defeat at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
Tempers ‘boiled over’ as a result of a dismal season, training and a disconnect between the players and Rangnick, the report claimed.
Sportsmail understands the report into the clash – which said the players came to blows -has ‘overblown’ the nature of the alleged bust-up at their Carrington training base ahead of next Sunday’s final match of the season with Crystal Palace.
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Tactician Rangnick was appointed United boss following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November but has been unable to salvage his side’s season.
United have lost three of their last five games by an aggregate score of 11-1, shipping three goals at Arsenal and four at Liverpool before their hammering at Brighton.
The former Champions League winners could be in the Europa Conference League next season if seventh-placed West Ham overhaul them in their final two games of the campaign.