Manchester United fans have been left staggered at the lack of quality players showed during an open training session on Monday.
As Erik ten Hag’s side prepared to take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight, they took part, as they usually do, in a close-control rondo drill.
Normally this is away from prying eyes but ahead of UEFA matches media members are allowed to observe part of the session.
As a result, Man United reporter Andy Mitten shared a 26-second clip of Ten Hag’s squad taking part in a rondo drill, and it has gone on to be viewed more than 13 million times.
In it United’s players are seen with loose touches and passing the ball out of play after two or three passes, leaving fans floored at the lack of quality.
A video of a Man United training ground rondo has gone viral for the amount of missed passes
Fans were left thoroughly unimpressed and felt it made their abject performance ‘make sense’
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‘Our performances make sense now,’ one fan wrote.
‘Now I know why they can’t string passes together,’ another added.
A third said: ‘People are blaming Ten Hag for the results when he has players earning millions but can’t string 3 passes together.’
Other frustrated supporters claimed that their Sunday League teams have performed better in these sorts of drills than United appeared to.
‘There’s probably £5m per week salaries in that clip – and they’re worse than my old Sunday league team,’ one wrote.
Another fan claimed that ’13-year-olds can do a better rondo than this and I’m not even overreacting.’
Some fans even felt a group of children, or a Sunday League team, can do the rondo better
United head into Matchday 6 in the Champions League knowing they must beat Bayern Munich to have any chance at all in progressing.
Bayern, who have responded emphatically with 4-0 wins following defeats this season, are still smarting from being embarrassed at the weekend in a 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.
But United must win and hope FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray cancel each other out for a draw in Denmark, in order for them to progress.
Ten Hag rallied his Manchester United players for Tuesday’s do-or-die Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, declaring: ‘We can beat anyone.’
Bayern are unbeaten in their last 39 group matches stretching back more than six years, but Ten Hag is convinced United can still go through.
‘If we are in the right spirit, then we are able to do it and beat any opponent,’ said the United manager.
‘I never think of a negative scenario, we think positive. We know what to do. We have to win to stay in Europe, it’s about that.
‘We will prepare the team with that feeling, with the belief that we are able to do it. We have shown in the last weeks that when we are at our best we can do it.’
But their training ground rondo drill has done little to inspire confidence of supporters.
Erik ten Hag insists his team can ‘beat anyone’ as they prepare to face Bayern Munich