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Man Utd fallout: Pundit names six players ‘not good enough’ with too many who ‘don’t care’ about the club

Man Utd strikers Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford

Former West Ham striker Frank McAvennie has hit out at six Manchester United players, claiming they are not good enough to play for the Old Trafford club.

Erik ten Hag has endured a nightmare start to his reign, losing both his games to leave the Red Devils sitting bottom of the league and facing heavy criticism in the process.

Having been beaten 2-1 by Brighton in their home opener, United were then thrashed 4-0 at Brentford last weekend.

Speaking after the Bees game Ten Hag admitted his side’s performance was ‘rubbish’.

Indeed, he admitted: “It is clear the performance was really poor. When you make mistakes like this, you can’t win the game.

“It is about taking responsibility on the pitch, you cannot make such mistakes at our level. We had to deal with the disappointment and bring the belief on the pitch.

“You have to be ready for a game and be ready for the battle as individuals and as a team. We have to push each other and bring the demands in because it is not good.”

United‘s next game is the small matter of Liverpool at home, which already feels like a must-win.

However, McAvennie thinks there are six players who should be nowhere near that team.

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie stated that Harry Maguire, David de Gea, Scott McTominay, Fred, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all need to be looking over their shoulders.

He also feels that Cristiano Ronaldo will be regretting his return to the club where he is a legend.

Man Utd players simply don’t care

McAvennie said: “Maguire is the club captain and I don’t see him fired up and screaming at people. The keeper made two howlers [at the weekend] and nobody shouted at him. The players aren’t good enough.

“[Scott] McTominay, Fred, [Anthony] Martial, [Marcus] Rashford, they’re not good enough for Man United. How many chances are they going to get? It’s a strange one.

“The board have given fortunes to the club, they’ve paid a lot of money for players. They bought Ronaldo. I don’t care what people say about him, he’s a winner. He’s playing in amongst people that don’t want to play for the jersey, they’re just taking a living out of playing for Man United.

“You’ve got to give everything when you’re playing for any team, but especially Man United who are one of the biggest clubs in the world.

“These players don’t seem to care and that’s a bad thing for Man United. They’ve got to sort Ronaldo out, he doesn’t want to be there. He’s made a bad decision that’s for sure.”

United will take on a Liverpool side without the banned Darwin Nunez on Monday night following the striker’s red card against Crystal Palace.

That could be just the lift they need to gain a positive result. However, it will take a significant upturn in performance to even live with Jurgen Klopp’s men.

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