Man United slammed by pundit after reporter’s behind-the-scenes update

Paul Robinson has claimed that only winning football matches will solve Man United players’ problems off the pitch.

Addressed exclusively to Football Insiderthe former Spurs and England number one has suggested a review of the club’s player care structure won’t have a big impact on performance.

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic (May 2), the Reds Devils have brought in former West Ham and Southampton player care specialist Hugo Scheckter to carry out a comprehensive audit of the club’s first-team pastoral care.

It comes as the club look to overhaul their practices ahead of the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag from Ajax.

Man United’s dismal season hit a new low on Saturday after a 4-0 thrashing by Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Asked by Football Insider if pastoral changes were needed at Old Trafford, Robinson said: “It is difficult to comment without knowing the ins and outs of the current system.

“Confidence comes from playing well on the pitch. The way a team is managed by the man is also key to this and it depends on the manager and his coaching staff.

“Performance has been poor for a long time and that will be the main cause of the player’s lack of confidence.

“I’m not sure a review of the player care structure will make a huge difference. They need a manager to galvanize that dressing room and get them winning again because that’s what breeds confidence.

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