Dimitar Berbatov thinks it’s “crazy” to see how far Manchester United have fallen, and revealed seeing them down in 14th-place makes him “feel like sh*t”.
United have suffered their worst start to a league campaign in 30 years after winning two of their opening nine games. They’re clearly no longer the same team that dominated English football for so long, with the likes of Berbatov and Wayne Rooney leading the charge.
In fact, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side sit just two points above the relegation zone in a distant 14th-place in the standings.
A 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Liverpool last weekend, though, was a rare positive.
But Berbatov still can’t get over how the 20-time English champions have fallen since the Sir Alex Ferguson era.
“We all know where Manchester United are in the table at the moment, and let me tell you, nobody wants to see them there,” the ex-Bulgarian striker told Betfair.
“It makes me feel like sh*t, it’s not good and I don’t think anybody wants to look at the table.
“I don’t think anybody connected with the club will want to check the table at the moment, when you see a team with the calibre of Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and you see where they are in the table it is crazy to think how times have changed.
“The players will know what position they are but I don’t advise them to look at it because it isn’t going to make them feel good. On the other hand, you could say ‘come on boys, look at where we are – do we deserve to be here?’
“Maybe with some of the performances they have produced they deserve to be there and especially if they continue like that, but if they play the way they did like against Liverpool, with aggression and getting in the oppositions’ faces, then things will improve.
“I’ve said it before, but it’s not too late to turn things around. OK, don’t be looking at first position but fourth isn’t far off and there is time to get there but they must continue picking up the points, starting with three this weekend against Norwich.”