Ralf Rangnick is battling to unite the Manchester United dressing-room as he faces up to his first crisis since taking charge.
Cliques are understood to have formed within United’s squad, with interim boss Rangnick facing many of the same problems that forced the sacking of his predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
A source close to the squad claimed as many as 11 players now want to leave the club after becoming disillusioned with life at United.
An increasing number of players marginalised under Solskjaer are suffering the same treatment under Rangnick, which has led to divisions within the United dressing-room.
Many of the players are underwhelmed by Rangnick’s coaching and not impressed by his tactics.
His position is further weakened by his appointment only being until the end of the season.
Defender Luke Shaw admitted United’s players were not pulling together in Monday’s 1-0 home defeat to Wolves.
The source said: “It’s not good. The atmosphere is really bad and it looks like there are going to be big problems ahead for United”.