Graeme Souness went in on Manchester United players, explaining that only two of them were worthy of playing for the team, and it’s impossible to argue with him.

To say United were pitiful on Saturday, as they were battered 4-0 by Brighton, would be insulting to anything that was previously described in the same way.

Taking nothing away from an excellent performance by Graham Potter’s team, it was an absolutely disgraceful from Ralf Rangnick’s side as they continue to limp towards the end of the season.

Big changes are expected, and clearly very much needed, at Old Trafford next season, with Erik ten Hag arriving as manager and several players expected to leave.

And Souness, never one to bite his tongue, has gone in on the United players, claiming only two of them had shown they had enough to play for the Red Devils.


“You’d like to think you’ll get honesty from the players,” the former Liverpool player told Sky Sports.

“You’ll like to think the players are playing for their futures at that club because there must be question marks over so many of them.

Ronaldo has been one of the few bright spots for United. Image: PA Images

“So many have underperformed, we know they’re better, but it’s okay us saying that, but they have to go out and do it.


“Near enough to a man, [Cristiano] Ronaldo’s chipped in with goals and the goalkeeper [David De Gea], maybe, other than that, you’re struggling to find anyone that you would say are anything like a Man United player.”

De Gea has been called upon a lot. Image: PA Images

The defeat on Saturday was the latest in a long line of embarrassing results for the team in this campaign, which has included 5-0 and 4-0 losses to fierce rivals Liverpool.

They have blown their chances of finishing in the top four in recent weeks, despite Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur both dropping points.

The loss to Brighton leaves them with just one game left of the campaign, and they could yet fall behind West Ham United and finish seventh.


No matter the position they will finish with their worst points tally since 1993 and conceded more goals in the league than since 1979, when they at least reached the FA Cup final.

Ten Hag has a hell of a lot to do to improve fortunes at Old Trafford.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Sky Sports


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