A despondent Gary Neville spoke following Liverpool’s demolition of Manchester United.
The Red Devils were outplayed in every department at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out 4-0 winners to leave United’s hopes of a top-four finish hanging by a thread.
Ralf Rangnick’s men were chasing shadows for the majority of the evening. This left former captain Neville seething while on commentary duty for Sky Sports.
The former England full-back claims this is one of the worst United teams he has ever seen, telling the Sky Sports podcast after the clash:
“It was a sobering evening, we expected it, every Manchester United fan expected it. I don’t think one Manchester United fan came here tonight with any hope whatsoever. But you still try and build yourself up in that half an hour before kick-off, could something happen? But nothing, that team’s got nothing.””I cannot explain how we’ve gone from what was slightly promising at the end of last season with finishing second. And I know we lost the Europa League final, which was a bad one, to the point where we are today which was an all-time low in my 42 years of watching Manchester United. I’ve never seen it as bad as that.”
Ralf Rangnick claims Manchester United need up to ten new players following humiliating Liverpool defeat
Interim boss Ralf Rangnick was clearly furious after the Anfield performance and claimed the league leaders are ‘six years ahead’ of United.
Rangnick’s team now sit in sixth in the Premier League table. They are three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, who have played one less game and have a far superior goal difference.
The 63-year-old boss compared his squad to Klopp’s and told The MEN:
“Jurgen came six years ago and if you compare the squad he inherited, he came after eight or nine games and finished eighth. This is roundabout where we are currently. He had a point average of that season of 1.6 but with every transfer window after that, they develop the kind of squad we have today.”
“If you analyze the situation, it’s not that difficult to analyze. The team needs a rebuild, not because some players have to go but quite a few have no contracts anymore. Their contracts are expiring, then for me, it’s clear there will be six, seven, eight, maybe 10 new players.”