Roy Keane, Jose Mourinho and Graeme Souness did not hold back as they assessed Manchester United’s abject performance against West Ham on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the London Stadium, Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell getting the goals. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were well beaten and the result leaves them eighth in the Premier League, having won just two of their opening six games.
Souness was particularly damning in his critique of the team, saying ‘this is the worst group Manchester United have ever had since the Premier League started.’ ‘I think Man United find themselves in a very very difficult place,’ he continued. ‘The problems started long before Jose got there. From the minute Fergie left. ‘I’m not just blaming the managers.
I think the people making football decisions have got to hold their hands up and say we’ve made some pretty awful decisions along the way.’ Mourinho was sacked by United last season but he believes this team is worse than the one he left behind.
‘They are far (from Liverpool and City),’ he admitted. ‘The sad reality is that they are worse than before. For me it is a sad thing. Maybe people think I am enjoying the situation but I am not enjoying it at all.
‘I think they are going really really to be in trouble to get not just into the top four but the top six. It is with a sad feeling that I say that. This team is worse than last season.’ Unsurprisingly former United captain Roy Keane was equally damning in his assessment.
‘You look at the first goal and it sums up where Manchester united are at the moment,’ said the outspoken Irishman, who was making his punditry debut on Sky Sports.
‘The young boy James has come in and they’re almost depending on him to try and win them every game. He’s a young kid coming from Swansea. I feel for Ole, his head must be spinning.
‘I’ve be saying it for at least a couple of years, they’re just not good enough, a lot of these players. They are not good enough for Manchester United. It’s as simple as that.’