Frustration within the Manchester United squad has grown because of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reluctance to rotate, sources have told ESPN, with some squad players feeling they have been misled about their prospects of playing this season.

Under-fire United boss Solskjaer accepted during meetings over the summer that he had "overplayed" key players during the previous campaign, sources said, and promised members of the squad, including Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Juan Mata and Alex Telles, that they would be more involved going forward.

In some cases, Solskjaer's assurances were enough for players to put their plans to leave Old Trafford on ice, only to be left on the sideline once the season started.

Van de Beek has played just 16 minutes in the Premier League this season, while Lingard started just one game in the Carabao Cup despite scoring two league goals as a substitute.