April 14, 2024

Casemiro, the big mistake

Manchester United’s miserable season continues. With just two wins in their last nine outings in all competitions, Erik ten Hag and his men have had a calamitous campaign. The Red Devils are five points behind Tottenham, who could even be eight ahead of them if they beat Bournemouth on Sunday. Observers, meanwhile, are highly critical of United and their players.

One of the…

Manchester United’s miserable season continues. With just two wins in their last nine outings in all competitions, Erik ten Hag and his men have had a calamitous campaign. The Red Devils are five points behind Tottenham, who could even be eight ahead of them if they beat Bournemouth on Sunday. Observers, meanwhile, are highly critical of United and their players.

One of them is Gary Neville. A first-team regular in Sir Alex Ferguson’s glory days, today’s consultant paid Casemiro a visit. 80 million euros for Casemiro on a five-year contract is a lot of money. Manchester United shouldn’t have signed him. And for the former England international defender, Erik ten Hag has a lot to answer for. He was allowedThe company is free to recruit whomever it wants, and that shouldn’t happen. He has good and bad players. Manchester United fans are disappointed.

Antony disappoints

Another United legend, Peter Schmeichel, had a go at Antony, another of the Mancunian club’s astronomically-priced recruits (€100m). It’s as if he doesn’t understand the game. […] Antony doesn’t bring much to the team and he frustrates his team-mates around him. It’s obvious. Things could get moving again at the club, not least due to Sir Jim Radcliffe’s entry into the capital.