Gary Neville thinks that Scott McTominay’s assessment of Manchester United’s current plight is proof of just how bad things are for the club.

Another weekend and another round of dismay and turmoil at Old Trafford, as the team were beaten 3-1 by Arsenal to put a major dent in their remaining hopes of finishing in the top four.

It came just days after getting hammered by rivals Liverpool, with the announcement of Erik ten Hag taking over as manager in the summer the only slight bit of light in a bleak week for the team’s fans.

The loss to Arsenal came with Paul Scholes claiming that he’d heard from Jesse Lingard that things inside the team weren’t very good.

And McTominay was even more open with his criticism, saying, “There are a whole lot of problems in terms of players, staff, everything higher up.”

The midfielder’s honestly interested club legend Neville, who said the fact McTominay was willing to give his admission live on air was further proof at how bad things are.


Honesty has certainly been a big topic for United recently, seeing as it’s now basically impossible to ignore how bad things are right now.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick is in the best position to talk about all the problems, especially as he won’t be in charge next season.

The German was very open earlier this week on his assessment of the team, saying, “You don’t even need glasses to see and analyse where the problems are.


“Now it’s about how do we solve them? It’s not enough to do some minor amendments. In medicine you would say that this is an operation of the open heart.”

Following the loss to Liverpool in midweek, the former RB Leipzig director of football also said that his side were six years behind Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Rangnick has not held back. Image: PA Images

It’s not just the current manager who has been honest about what is wrong at United, with Ten Hag reportedly impressing the 13 times Premier League champions due to his assessment of the club’s scouting and recruitment in recent years.

The 52-year-old has a long to do list when he arrives at the Carrington training ground in the summer, especially with several players set to leave before the next campaign.


He has already decided which current players he’s ready to rely on for his team, including three young players who are ready to break into the first team.

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