Manchester United open to selling player after X-rated training ground blast

Erik ten Hag had some choice words for a Manchester United player a few months ago.

The player in question is Zidane Iqbal.

According to ManchesterWorld, the Iraqi international is keen to get minutes on a regular basis and a loan exit is most likely, but a permanent exit is also on the cards.

Iqbal has come through the system as a central midfielder, but there are several players in front of him in the pecking order.

Ralf Rangnick handed Iqbal his debut back in December 2021 when he came on as a substitute in a Champions League game against Young Boys.

However, since that match, he has made a single senior appearance for United, and last summer admitted he was open to a loan spell.

He said at the time: “I am not sure. If an opportunity came up to go out on loan, I would weigh up the pros and cons.

“Right now it is too early to say. See what the future holds. It’s the best feeling [to be playing]. I have grown up loving this club. I have played here since I was eight or nine.”

The young midfielder also drew the ire of his new boss Erik ten Hag a few months ago.

Ten Hag was filmed shouting at Iqbal during a drill: “Keep the ball on the floor... Zidane! Hey! Keep the ball! F***ing rubbish!”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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