Manchester United’s staggering modern deficiencies have been laid bare during a no-holds-barred episode of Mail Sport’s It’s All Kicking Off podcast.
United’s defeat at Newcastle on Saturday night was their sixth of a miserable Premier League season and leaves Erik Ten Hag’s team completely off the pace in seventh place. United are already out of the Carabao Cup and face elimination from the Champions League.
At St James’ Park, United’s manager struggled and once again failed to get a performance out of Marcus Rashford, while forward Anthony Martial was hauled off after an hour. They were not the only culprits. Tomorrow night they face Chelsea at Old Trafford, with the home support once again ready to revolt.
Speaking to IAKO co-host, Ian Ladyman, former Premier League winner Chris Sutton turned his fire on the United players and said: ‘This is far bigger than Ten Hag. He has players in that dressing room who are snakes as far as I am concerned.
‘Players who aren’t running. Bruno Fernandes isn’t running. Marcus Rashford isn’t running. Anthony Martial isn’t running. They are talented players so why?
‘Bruno Fernandes, I don’t know what position he plays. But Bruno is the captain. If Roy Keane was captain, if Steve Bruce was captain, if Bryan Robson was captain of that team would they be allowing what goes on out on the field?
‘It is the manager who carries the can but would they allow players not to run back and not pull their weight?
‘I can imagine the Newcastle players in the dressing room before that game. I imagine them having to be held in and then bursting and ready to explode. That’s how I imagine an Eddie Howe dressing room feels.
‘And then on the other side you have Manchester United and their dressing room which isRead on m.allfootballapp.com