"The current lot really are pathetic" - Former Manchester United captain believes club could be relegated 3 months ago

"The current lot really are pathetic" - Former Manchester United captain believes club could be relegated

"He hasn’t got that air of a manager in no way whatsoever."

The last time Manchester United were relegated from Division One was in the 1973/74 season.

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Just six years previous to this, they had conquered Europe, winning the European Cup in emphatic fashion, and no one could see anything but future success on the horizon.

With the current United crop losing their first two games of the season and not even looking slightly impressive, former United player Gary Neville has made the dramatic claim that they could finish in the bottom half of the league.

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However, one former captain believes that it could be even worse than that, and he should know better than most.

Willie Morgan was the skipper when United last went down, and in his latest interview, he doesn't shy away from the possibility of it happening again.

"They say no one’s too good to go down and that old adage certainly applies to the current bunch of players.

"The alarm bells have got to be ringing around Old Trafford because we went down and we were a better team than this lot now. We had better players, a togetherness that bonded us and a real camaraderie but still came a cropper.

"We made the mistake of feeling we were too good to go down at first but we got unlucky with injuries and had lots of bad luck.

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"The current lot really are pathetic — they aren’t as good as we were so they’ll be praying that Lady Luck doesn’t turn against them.

"It’s too early to say the current team are in a relegation fight because we’re only two games in but they need to get their act together and do it quickly.

"The Glazers clearly know nothing about football. If they weren’t clueless why else would the club get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and bring in the interim Ralf Rangnick.

"And then they make matters worse by hiring someone (Erik ten Hag) who seems more like a below-average school teacher than a football manager.

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"He hasn’t got that air of a manager in no way whatsoever. He hasn’t got a clue. He’s got no authority!

"The way he’s faffing around with Cristiano Ronaldo is a joke. I don’t blame Ronaldo for not wanting to play with this shower.

"If we went down, God forbid, I don’t think we’d come back for a while."