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Man Utd staff member heard slamming trio - and Fergie

Manchester United players - and Sir Alex Ferguson - have been reportedly slated by one prominent staff member, it has been revealed.

The Daily Express says before their draw with Chelsea, a well-known member of club staff was overhead brutally ripping into four players - with Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku all coming under fire.

On Lindelof, the individual in question expressed a belief that the Sweden international was a competent player - but one unable to tackle.

They believe the Sweden international is a player who is a stark contrast to dominant United defenders of old such as Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Gary Pallister.

The staff member also expressed their bafflement at Chris Smalling and Phil Jones still being at the club.

And Sir Alex Ferguson's judgement was also questioned, with the member believing the Scot had 'lost the plot' when he said Jones could be a club legend upon retirement.

Smalling, it was claimed, peaked under Louis van Gaal.

And the United staff member also questioned why Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan are prepared to fight for Romelu Lukaku this summer.

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