After spending over £250m since Sir Alex's retirement, one would think that Manchester United have assembled pretty much an able squad to match the best teams in the Premier League, but according to Saints legend, Matt Le Tissier, the Red Devils need to axe no less than 8 players to compete against the very best that the league has to offer.
3 managerial changes in 4 seasons and Manchester United are still struggling to keep a foothold in the Premier League. According to footballing experts, much of their failure has been down to their managers and the players at the club have hardly come under scrutiny.
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Matt Le Tissier believes that the Red Devils have a lot of deadwood still remaining at the club which they need to clear out to take the club back to where it belongs. Talking to Sky Sports, he said, "I think Manchester United need to let Phil Jones go, he's just too injury-prone to rely on. Marcos Rojo just hasn't got the quality that Manchester United are used to. Matteo Darmian is another one who has failed to live up to his price tag, so I'd probably let him go."
Young and Fellaini make the list
He also added, "I don't think Ashley Young has contributed enough. Marouane Fellaini doesn't fit the bill. (Morgan Schneiderlin) was one of the Premier League's best players in that role at Saints but it hasn't worked out for him at United.”
He continued, "I thought it was a strange one when they signed Bastian Schweinsteiger. They didn't need somebody like him with the injuries he's had, but that's not to say he's not a very good player.
"I don't think Memphis Depay has delivered when he's had the chances. Time for him to go."
Whether Mourinho listens to the Saints legend or not is another matter but the Portuguese has constantly reiterated that this isn't his United squad and that he is ready to make changes in upcoming transfer windows.
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Manchester United's season under Mourinho has been a very turbulent one so far and they've come under a lot of criticism from their former players and footballing pundits. Jose Mourinho now needs to get a grip on the situation and soon in order to mount any sort of challenge for the league title this term.
With the January transfer window closing in, Mourinho has set his sights on a number of targets but it remains to be seen who he ropes in.
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