Former England international Alan Shearer says Manchester United’s performances under manager Louis van Gaal this season has been “pretty awful”.
The Red Devils lost their 11th game of the season on Thursday as Danish side FC Midtjylland defeated them 2-1 in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 tie.
The result drew criticism for the under fire Dutchman as United’s away fans angrily vented their frustrations and Shearer has added his voice to the abysmal showing of the former premier league champions.
“They’re not very good, that’s the problem,” Shearer said on BBC Radio Five Live. “I know they have injuries at the moment but they didn’t have injuries three or four months ago and they weren’t playing particularly well then.
“They haven’t entertained their fans, which of course at that football club you have to do , you have to play a certain way and Louis van Gaal hasn’t. His remit when he took over was to get them back into the Champions League, where David Moyes failed – he did that but this season has been pretty awful to watch.
“The leadership in that team is alarming – there’s no screaming and shouting at other teammates to tell them what to do. It just looks as if the players are not enjoying their football.”
Manchester United are currently placed fifth with 41points on the Premier League log, six points adrift of a Champions League spot with 12 matches left to the end of the season.