West Ham Victorious
Manchester United’s woes continued after a 2-0 loss away to West Ham. After the game former players and Jose Mourinho were heavily critical of the Reds and it was
Mourinho, whose United team lost at the London Stadium 12 months ago who waded in. Speaking on Sky Sports he said:
“We were bad last season but I don’t see any improvements this season, even with three new players.
“Im not surprised by the result and I don’t think Ole can take any positives from the game.”
Under fire United Manager Solsjkaer hit back though and said:
“He’s got his right to his own opinion. Of course we lost here last year – its always a difficult ground to go to and we hoped to do better than we did.
“We hoped for better. But the key moments they grasped and we didn’t. They had two fantastic finishes from two left feet, we just didn’t take the chances when we had them”.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Roy Keane was also scathing.
“I don’t know where to start. I knew they weren’t in a great place but I am shocked and saddened by how bad they are.
“You can lose a game of football but everything about United was lacklustre. No quality. A lack of desire. A lack of leaders. A lack of characters. It’s a long way back from united and its scary just how far they have fallen.”
Gary Neville was commentator during the match was equally disappointed by his former team’s performance.
“Man United look depleted and defeated. The squad is depleted and the away stand towards the end was depleted. I can’t blame them.
“The coaches that have come in have been given money over last seven, eight years but they’ve been let go when they need another year.
“Ole needs another three or four windows to get this squad up to the standard and a couple £100m to do so. You can bring through young players but you need that spine.”
How long United are prepared to wait for real progress awaits to be seen but on this observation the team are way down the Premier League pecking order.