‘Where is the plan?’ – Merson tears Man Utd ‘circus’ apart as he explains top four doubts

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Paul Merson speaks about Man Utd Credit: PA Images
Paul Merson speaks about Man Utd Credit: PA Images

Paul Merson thinks Man Utd will struggle to get into the Premier League top four next season with the club in “disarray”.

The Red Devils struggled last season despite the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho with the club finishing sixth in the Premier League, 13 points off fourth-placed Tottenham and 35 points adrift of champions Man City.

There were rumours of discontent in the dressing room with cliques and a ‘toxic’ atmosphere around the club but new Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag is now trying to fix that.

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The latest disruption comes from Ronaldo who has asked to leave Man Utd this summer and is currently on leave because of ‘family reasons’.

And former Arsenal midfielder Merson thinks Man Utd are turning into a “circus” with their lack of transfers so far this summer also a worry.

“Manchester United are in disarray and they need to sort this out,” Merson told Sportskeeda. “At the moment, it’s a bit like a circus there. Erik ten Hag has come in, but they haven’t got a centre-forward.

“They would’ve gone for Darwin Nunez if they knew Cristiano Ronaldo was going to leave. Manchester United have known that they’ve failed to qualify for the Champions League for a long time now.

“They don’t have a striker, and Marcus Rashford isn’t a natural goalscorer. They haven’t completed Frenkie de Jong’s signing from Barcelona.

“United are going to Thailand and Australia, and they need to solve these problems before their tour. At the moment, Man United are looking at just another season.

“I thought they’d have a shot at the top four – I just don’t see that anymore. They’ve lost Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and they’ve got bundles of work to do.

“Manchester United are a million miles away from winning the Premier League. They’re not winning the league even if Ronaldo stays. If he does, he isn’t going to be there the following year.

“Where is the plan? Keep on picking the same players, and you’ll get the same results. I wouldn’t even fancy them getting into the top four.”

 

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