The Red Devils suffered their eighth Premier League loss of the season at Stoke City as Mata, Rooney and Van Persie were powerless to prevent a 2-1 defeat by the Potters.
The young kid Januzaj – what a player he is! He’s amazing and really could be anything
But Redknapp backed the defending Premier League champions to improve, as well as tipping Red Devils youngster Adnan Januzaj to become a United great.
“The thing now is to go on a run,” Redknapp said. “You can see United doing that with Juan Mata signing plus Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie coming back.
“The young kid Januzaj – what a player he is! He’s amazing and really could be anything. He could become another one of the truly great Manchester United players.”
Redknapp, who is currently in charge of Queens Park Rangers, admitted that he will miss facing United at Old Trafford when the 66-year-old finally decides to call time on his management career.
“What I’ll miss when I retire, more than anything, is to go to places like Old Trafford,” Redknapp added. “There has always been an aura about the place for me, due to the history and the great players who have played there over the years.
“It’s always a great place and I miss it this year by not being in the Premier League. Old Trafford is one of those grounds I always look forward to visiting because of what they have achieved. Look at what Sir Alex Ferguson achieved – he is the finest manager we have probably ever seen in this country.
“United have a great tradition and I am sure they will come back as strong as ever. They have had a blip but I’m sure they will rebuild now and come back strongly.”
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