There is fear as Manchester United readies to face two tough teams Bayern Munich and Liverpool, following an embarrassing loss to belittled Bournemouth.
Manchester United were handed their eleventh defeat for the season, thanks to goals from Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke, Phillip Billing and Marcos Senesi.
Tim Sherwood who was once a Premier League champion gave his observation of the match, voicing the fear likely being experienced by United’s supporters ahead of United’s clashes with two gigantic teams, Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
‘I think the performances have been as bad as this, but they’ve got away with it,” said Sherwood. “They improved against Chelsea because they didn’t have to take the game to the opposition. They could play counter-attack football.
‘Credit to Bournemouth. They had a game plan and pounced on it and were clinical in their finishing. But very rarely was I off my chair thinking Manchester United must score here. Bournemouth were quite comfortable.
‘We’re talking about a team in 16th going away from home to Old Trafford. I’m within my rights to think Manchester United, with world-class players and the money they’ve spent, should be able to break them down and score.
‘But they got worse. In the second half, they came out and it looked like they had thrown the towel in, which is unfortunate for their fans watching on. At the moment, I cannot see Manchester United getting into the top four this season with performances like that.’
As usual, people expect this new underwhelming performance overseen by United’s coach Erik Ten Hag to be his last for the season, but pundit Gary Neville has a different idea.
‘There is no way they should change him this season, this idea of sacking him is absolute nonsense and I would not be in favour of that,’ Gary Neville said to Sky Sports.
‘I know people say you can’t blame the Glazers (for what is happening on the pitch) but yeah you can.
‚Yeah you can because 10 years of failure and miserable recruitment comes down to the fact they have not got a sporting director or a proper head of recruitment in place.
‘That is why this happens. Ultimately managers look above them and think they haven’t got anyone above them so they might as well just do it themselves. This is all down to the leadership.
‘If it happened once, fair enough, if it happened twice you would ask a question but this is five times, five times in 10 years.
‘They have spent a billion quid, on the limit of FFP, £700m in debt, £300m going to other clubs, the bank overdraft is at £250-300m, they are £1.2bn under.’See Dollar(USD) to Naira Black Market Exchange Rate Today!