Former Premier League legend and current Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer has made the astonishing claim alleging that Manchester United’s players are mirroring their Chelsea counterparts by giving up on playing for manager Louis van Gaal, according to The Sun.
United have recently lost two games against promoted sides and managed to fail to qualify from one of the kinder Champions League groups, leading for calls to sack van Gaal before their season really slips out of their grasp.
Chelsea last week disposed of Jose Mourinho following a disastrous start to the campaign, which also came after allegations that he several of the club’s top stars had given up on playing for the manager, which certainly had creedence when they brushed aside Sunderland at the weekend.
And now Shearer believes United’s players are following a similar path.
“For the Chelsea players with Jose Mourinho now read the Manchester United players with Louis van Gaal. That is three defeats in a row now and they seem to have stopped playing for him,” he said.
“I cannot believe the players Van Gaal has are as poor as they are playing. You can get away with dull performances if results are coming, as they were earlier in the season. But when they stop, that is when you have problems.”
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