MANCHESTER UNITED'S squad grows ever more divided after just FIVE players turned up to a team-bonding meal arranged by an unnamed senior star.
The Old Trafford squad seem more disjointed than ever despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's big summer overhaul.
1 Just five players turned up to a team-bonding meal organised by a senior starCredit: Getty
The Norwegian chief offloaded a huge chunk of deadwood and brought in a host of young, homegrown talent in a bid to stamp his mark on the club.
But eight games in to the new Premier League season and United sit 12th in the league amidst their worst start in 30 years.
In a desperate bid to get back on track during the international break, reports claim one senior Man Utd player decided to get the squad together for dinner.
However, a report on ESPN claims just FIVE players decided to show their face, including two of the younger stars, as established players gave it a miss.
Earlier this week it was said David De Gea threw the bash at Tapeo and Wine in the heart of Manchester, with ten United stars in attendance.
But now it would appear just half that number turned up, with the Spaniard – now earning £350,000-a-week at Old Trafford – picking up the bill.
Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero, Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Harry Maguire – whose baby daughter was born in April – missed it.
Another player not at the meal was Paul Pogba – who was snubbed for the captaincy by Solskjaer in favour of Axel Tuanzebe.
The France star, 26, is currently away from his Man Utd team-mates in Dubai as he attempts to get over a foot injury.
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While reports in the United camp claim Pogba is a positive influence on and off the pitch, the player appears more ready than ever to leave the club, as exclusively revealed by SunSport.
The sticking point over his desire to move to Real Madrid, or back to Juventus, will be the fee.
United insist Pogba – who they signed for £89million in 2016 – is worth £180m, a value neither club would match in the summer when Pogba first wanted out.