‘Uncomfortable’ Merson hits out at eight Man Utd players

Date published: Saturday 25th January 2020 2:57

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Paul Merson says that he feels “uncomfortable” watching Manchester United in their current slump.

Despite being fifth in the Premier League, the Red Devils are only four points ahead of 14th-placed Newcastle United after only winning nine of 24 matches this season.

The Man Utd manager, board and players have all faced criticism this season and Merson picked out eight players that need to step up.

Merson told the Daily Star: “How can Ed Woodward keep getting away with it at Manchester United?

“I keep hearing that their squad cost £100m more than Liverpool’s. How is that possible! It’s unbelievable. I watch United sometimes and it’s sad to see. I feel uncomfortable watching them. This is not Manchester United.

“So many players are not good enough. Fred has got better but let’s face it, he couldn’t get any worse. Anthony Martial doesn’t seem to realise who he’s playing for.

“I’m not sure Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire are good enough to play in a back four. They suit a three better. And Aaron Wan-Bissaka has hit a massive brick wall. Burnley were targeting him.

“Daniel James needs to come out of the team for a breather because his confidence looks shot, and as for Jesse Lingard – where have the goals gone?

“People say United miss Scott McTominay when he doesn’t play. But how many top clubs are lining up to try and sign him? It’s sad how far United have dropped.

“Never mind the top two. Look how far behind Leicester they are! This is Manchester United. They shouldn’t be playing for fourth place.”


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