“The players haven’t been good enough,”

“The manager will sometimes take a lot of flak, and that’s his job, but somewhere along the line the players have to stand up and be counted.

“They haven’t performed well enough, not like Manchester United players should.”

“The best thing that can happen for Man united is not qualifying for the Champions League,”

“They can concentrate on getting themselves together and getting back in the top four. They need to re-establish themselves in Europe.”