Jamie Carragher has slated the current Manchester United team for being flat as they flatter to deceive under interim coach Ralf Rangnick.
The Red Devils squeezed through in the FA Cup third round at the expense of Aston Villa, but they were on the back foot for the majority of the tie and struggled against Steven Gerrard‘s men.
Carragher slammed Rangnick in particular as he believes the German is not the right fit for this Manchester United squad.
“There is nothing about them; no passion, no emotion; every game seems flat,” Carragher said in his Telegraph column. “They lack energy and fluidity, the players are visibly not enjoying their football.
“There is a highly respected football figure in charge, but it has taken a matter of weeks to make it obvious Ralf Rangnick is not the right fit for that squad and will not be on the touchline at the start of next season.”
Carragher targets Rashford
As well as the United interim boss, Carragher has targeted attacker Marcus Rashford who has looked a shadow of his former self so far this season.
“I am getting fed up with the excuses made on Rashford‘s behalf by his PR team, especially, spinning a version of events to get sympathy. How about just playing better instead?” Carragher said.
“This criticism is deserved because when you look at the talent available in the United squad, they should be playing a more entertaining and energetic brand of football.”
United will face Aston Villa again this weekend, this time on an away trip to Villa Park rather than the home comforts of Old Trafford.