Dietmar Hamann criticises ‘unacceptable behaviour’ of Man United players

The Liverpool legend is critical of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Dietmar Hamann has criticised some of the Manchester United players for their “unacceptable behaviour” following Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Goals from Blues quartet Pedro Rodriguez, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante helped to seal a comfortable victory over their title rivals in west London last weekend.

Former United midfielder Giggs was critical of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the 35-year-old was caught laughing and smiling with Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard after the final whistle.

And Hamann has backed up Giggs’ criticism of Ibrahimovic and some of the United players, with the former Liverpool legend accusing Jose Mourinho’s side of letting their supporters down.

“Swapping shirts with the opposition isn’t a problem, but if I got beat 4-0 the last thing I would be thinking about doing is having a laugh with somebody!” Hamann wrote in his Paddy Power blog.

“It’s just unacceptable for Manchester United players to be smiling and joking on the pitch at full-time after losing away to Chelsea last week.

“It’s unacceptable at any club for that matter. It doesn’t matter whether it’s United or West Brom, after a result like that you don’t want to see your players laughing on the pitch.

“You have got to think about the away fans that made the long journey down there and have to make their way back home. They’re looking at the players laughing and joking with each other, and they have just been battered 4-0 by one of their rivals for the title. The team are letting their supporters down in a big way.”

Ibrahimovic moved to United in a free transfer from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window.

The 35-year-old centre-forward scored four times in his opening four games for the 20-time English champions.

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However, Ibrahimovic’s goals have dried up in recent months and the Swedish legend has only scored two goals in his last 10 games in all competitions.

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