FORMER REPUBLIC OF IRELAND DEFENDER RICHARD DUNNE has ripped into Manchester United's underperforming stars who crashed out of Europa League to Sevilla on Thursday night.
In the first leg, United were up 2-0 with 10 minutes to go but ended up conceding two late goals at Old Trafford.
Last night, the English club were soundly beaten by the Spanish side 3-0 in the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium thanks to multiple errors from the likes of David De Gea and Harry Maguire.
This means that United's only hope of a second trophy lies in the FA Cup. United will play Brighton on Sunday in the semi-final at Wembley.
Speaking after the game, Erik Ten Hag, United's manager, said that United's players only had themselves to blame: "This was a great opportunity, a great occasion, to win something and we gave it away - we have to blame ourselves. It's gone, we can't change it. We have to look forward to Sunday, that's the next opportunity."
Richard Dunne, who was doing punditry work for Virgin Media Sport, highlighted the number of issues facing the club and Ten Hag. Dunne, like many others, Dunne feels that United needs further investment in the squad to challenge the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City.
🗣 "There's a real big core problem at Manchester United.
🗣 "Erik ten Hag's signings haven't been a great success.
🗣 "He needs to change the whole mentality of that United team.
🗣 "Their mentality is shocking!#SEVMUN #UEL pic.twitter.com/1ncV7azZ4H
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) April 20, 2023
However, Dunne does not believe that they will reach those levels with the Glazer family still in charge of the club. "That (question) has been there for as long as the Glazers have been there," Dunne claimed on Thursday.
"None of the fans want them there. They have always been the main problem at Man United, and over a period of time, they have mustered a squad that isn't good enough.
"The problem that Erik ten Hag has is the attitude of that squad, the culture at that club now. Manchester United should be looking the best. Not one of those players would get into the Man City squad or the Arsenal squad.
"Man United thought they were in a title race a couple of weeks ago, and from that point, they have fallen apart, lost a load of games. They are out of the title race and out of Europe now.
"They have a game against a really, really good Brighton side at the weekend (FA Cup semi-final), and that amazing first season (for Ten Hag) quickly turns around.
"The reality is they need a new goalie, a new centre-back, more full-backs, a centre forward, and if the Glazers stay there, that's not going for them. That's their biggest problem."
United's game against Brighton starts at 4.30 pm on Sunday, April 23.