Dwight Yorke: What Sir Alex Ferguson would do with this Man United squad
Dwight Yorke says Sir Alex Ferguson would sell Manchester Untied's under-performing players
Dwight Yorke says Sir Alex Ferguson would show Manchester United’s under-performing players the exit door if the Scot was still in charge at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have limped through the 2015/16 season and could end the campaign without silverware unless their fortunes improve in the FA Cup and the Europa League.
In Fergie’s days they would all be told they’re leaving the club
United lost 2-0 to Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash last week before coming from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with West Ham in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday afternoon.
Former United striker Yorke criticised most of Louis van Gaal’s squad for their below-par performances throughout the 2015/16 season.
Speaking exclusively to 888sport, Yorke said: “It isn’t good enough what is happening at the football club and we can point the finger at the manager most of the time but the reality is that the players aren’t performing or doing anything significant.
“They are huffing and puffing and too many players are having too many average games. It is just not Manchester United. Bar the young players such as Martial I think the so-called stars, the senior players really haven’t performed. I cannot look at any of them and think they have been outstanding.
“Normally there is at least one. De Gea has been outstanding for two or three seasons and without him I dread to think what position Manchester United would be in. He has been consistent but the rest…in Fergie’s days they would all be told they’re leaving the club.
“When the senior players are playing well they tend to drag the rest along with them and they’re not doing that.”
The Red Devils are in sixth place in the Premier League table and four points behind Manchester City in the race to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.
United are in action against Liverpool in the second leg of their Europa League tie at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
Read the full 888sport interview with Dwight Yorke here, including how he thinks this week is make or break for Manchester United.