Rene Meulensteen: This is what Sir Alex Ferguson would say about Man United side

Rene Meulensteen reveals what he believes Sir Alex Ferguson would have to say about current Man United side

Sir Alex Ferguson would not have accepted the below-par performances from the current Manchester United squad, according to Rene Meulensteen.

The Red Devils secured a fifth-place finish on Tuesday night after goals from Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford and Ashley Young sealed a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth at Old Trafford in their final game of the Premier League season.

The 20-time English champions have failed to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League for the second time in three season after finishing behind derby rivals Manchester City on goal difference.

Meulensteen, speaking exclusively to 888sport, gave an insight into what he believes United’s legendary manager Ferguson would have to say about the current Red Devils crop after a disappointing season.

“Everyone refers to Sir Alex Ferguson’s hairdryer treatment but in my time I can’t recall that happening very often,” former United assistant manager Meulensteen said.

“It’s all about timing and knowing what to do and what to say and how to say it. The standards of Sir Alex Ferguson was always the highest and he didn’t accept anything else so he would be willing to change things at half-time to turn it around and he would address it after the game.

“He made it very clear that nobody would get away with a performance like that and that would carry on through the following week of training. Then boom you had everything back again.”

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United can still end the season with some silverware – their first in three seasons – if the Red Devils beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

Read the full 888sport interview with Rene Meulensteen here including his thoughts on how Sir Alex Ferguson would have reacted to the level of performance this season and why Scholes is right to criticise Louis Van Gaal.

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