Sam Allardyce claims Man United could be relegated
Sam Allardyce says Man United could be relegated this season
Manchester United could be relegated from the Premier League this season, according to former England boss Sam Allardyce.
The Red Devils suffered a 1-0 defeat by Newcastle United at St James’ Park last weekend following Matty Longstaff’s second-half winner.
Manchester United have only managed to win two of their eight Premier League games so far this season, including a 4-0 victory over Chelsea FC in their season opener.
The Red Devils have lost to Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Newcastle to leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in 12th place and two points above the relegation zone.
Manchester United are already a staggering 15 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool FC, who make the trip to Anfield on Sunday 20 October.
Former England and Newcastle boss Allardyce believes Manchester United are in danger of being relegated from the Premier League this term.
“They went down with a terrific team on paper,” Allardyce told talkSPORT.
“So it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that they could catastrophically fall into more problems if confidence goes and injuries stay like they are.
“Players tend not to get as fit as quick as they would do when things are going well, that’s an absolute fact.
“There’s the disturbance of [Paul] Pogba wanting away and who will pop up next saying, ‘I see this going the wrong way, I want to leave’?
“Manchester United do not have enough goals and you can see it becoming a struggle. Hopefully it’s not a struggle down the bottom end, but they’re certainly heading that way.
“Ole’s got a big job, I know they say it’s a rebuilding time and it is a rebuilding time, but you can’t get rid of your best goalscorer in the squad and not replace him. That’s a huge problem.
“Where are they going to get the top striker that they want?”
Manchester United signed Swansea City winger Daniel James, Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Leicester City centre-half Harry Maguire in the summer.
The Red Devils finished in sixth spot in the Premier League last term to miss out on a place in the Champions League for the fourth time in six seasons.
Manchester United will be hoping to get back to winning ways against Liverpool FC on Sunday 20 October.