Gary Neville names two players that could have negative effect in the Manchester United dressing room

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has claimed the presence of Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire could have a damaging effect on the United squad.

The former Red Devils skipper believes having both players who may feel alienated due to their current issues at the club could create uncertainty and discomfort in the dressing room.

Gary Neville stated: “[Ten Hag] will continue to keep doing what he is doing, which is following his beliefs, his values, his principles. The only thing I would say is, how popular is Sancho in the dressing room? How popular is Maguire in the dressing room?

“This discomfort and uncertainty is being created on the inside. You have got a player at the moment, who is probably changing in the first-team dressing room but is obviously over with the academy.

“You have got Harry Maguire, who was captain of these players 12 months ago by the way, who is now almost in some ways alienated and is now third, fourth, fifth-choice centre-half.

“So, he’s got some situations in there and I don’t know the damage that they are having. But in terms of his work on the pitch, I don’t think Erik ten Hag will change, and the fact of the matter is that there have been many a manager, good managers, over the last 10 or 12 years since Sir Alex Ferguson left who have found challenges at Manchester United.”