Sam Allardyce has said that it would not be impossible to see Manchester United be relegated this season, following their poor start to the Premier League campaign.
United are currently enduring their worst start to a league campaign in 30 years, the Red Devils sitting 12th in the table after eight games following just two wins in that time.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Allardyce recalled the 1974 season in which United were relegated from the first division just six years after winning the European Cup, adding that it would not be impossible to see the current slump result in the club going down.
“They went down with a terrific team on paper. So it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that they could catastrophically fall into more problems if confidence goes and injuries stay like they are,” the pundit said.
“Players tend not to get as fit as quick as they would do when things are going well, that’s an absolute fact. There’s the disturbance of [Paul] Pogba wanting away and who will pop up next saying, ‘I see this going the wrong way, I want to leave’?
“Manchester United do not have enough goals and you can see it becoming a struggle. Hopefully it’s not a struggle down the bottom end, but they’re certainly heading that way.
“Ole’s got a big job, I know they say it’s a rebuilding time and it is a rebuilding time, but you can’t get rid of your best goalscorer in the squad and not replace him. That’s a huge problem.
“Where are they going to get the top striker that they want?”