Erik ten Hag, the club's manager, has made three crucial decisions, according to former Manchester United star Patrice Evra.
Evra claimed that Ten Hag had given Malacia, the left-back, a chance by benching his captain Harry Maguire and placing Cristiano Ronaldo on the sidelines.
The former France international also expressed his satisfaction with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane's center-back pairing for the Red Devils.
Recall that Ten Hag transferred from Ajax to Manchester United a few months ago.
Evra told Betfair, "He dropped the captain, he benched Cristiano Ronaldo, he gave the left-back Malacia a chance and that was a massive statement."
“Things changed with a few players. It’s not because they were playing that badly; but around those players, there was a lot of negativity, and sometimes you have to get rid of this negativity." He had the courage to do it.
“With those big decisions, Ten Hag sent massive shockwaves." He’s right, but you have a manager and you have to respect his decision. "
He added: “I understand the frustration of Cristiano Ronaldo, but also that Ten Hag was like, ‘I’m going to start a new era, Ronaldo is still in my plan,’ and I’m sure Cristiano Ronaldo is in his plan."
“I think Ten Hag and Ronaldo need to, if they haven’t already, have an honest discussion." Everything that is happening right now is logical.
“The captaincy is always a big issue, especially when you play for Manchester United."
“To drop the captain is a massive statement. This is more important than Cristiano Ronaldo or whoever. It must be hard for Harry Maguire.
People have been unfair to him because even now when he plays a good game, people will criticise him. Even when he’s not playing, if we lose, people will blame him, and this is unfair.
“Right now, they have Varane and Martinez, and the way they are fighting, giving everything, I’m really pleased with what I see.”
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