Former Manchester United player, Phil Neville, wrote that the Red Devils must already give up on fighting for anything this season.
Last Tuesday’s defeat against Juventus was very painful for Manchester United supporters, it was just as unbearable for club legends like Phil Neville who wrote an explosive opinion this Wednesday.
In his piece for BBC Sport, the former Mancunian player truly believes that Jose Mourinho’s side has no business fighting for any trophies this season and should already start planning the next one.
Phil is convinced that aiming to reach the top four by the end of the tournament is the best bet they can make, and they should already start looking for next season’s new arrivals in order to get as many as Jose Mourinho requests.
“United have now won only one of their past seven games – but I don’t think it’s a crisis situation,” wrote Phil.
“Getting fourth place has to be their focus now because they are not going to win the Premier League or the Champions League, and they need to concentrate on getting back into it next season.”
“The players have given everything and, if they play at the same level as against Newcastle and Chelsea, their results will improve and they will get out of their Champions League group,” he added.
“The fans have to accept any manager in charge of this United team would probably have been beaten by Juventus, so Mourinho just needs to be allowed to get on with it – starting against Everton on Sunday.”
“It is important United respond strongly this weekend because they have to start climbing the Premier League table.”
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— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 24, 2018