Liverpool great Jamie Redknapp had some harsh words for Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United on the weekend.
United suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Bournemouth on Saturday and Redknapp feels that it was the worst performance he had seen from a Red Devils side in all of his time of playing and watching football.
Redknapp writes in his column for Daily Mail: “Watching on Saturday, that had to be the worst Manchester United team I’ve seen in all my years watching football.”
“If that team played week in, week out they’d be in relegation trouble.
“Here’s no joy in their football. Nobody is playing with a smile. As a player I was desperate to wipe the smirk off United faces because they knew just how much quality they had.”
“Now they look afraid to express themselves or make a mistake. If you play with fear, you’ve got no chance.”
“Yes, it was an inexperienced line-up and they could end up becoming good young players.”
“But it showed how important it is for United that they get back their big-name players as quickly as possible. “
Redknapp also feels that Van Gaal would need to win a trophy this season to justify his time at the club.
He added: “On Soccer Saturday on Sky, John Terry talked to us about the difficulty of playing after a midweek game and the problems of not knowing your line-up if you’re waiting on injury news.
“You have to wonder if all those injuries are a result of Louis van Gaal working his players too hard. But injuries are no excuse, especially after spending £250million.”
“Now United must do something special. Van Gaal needs a trophy to prove it has not just been two wasted years.”