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‘Not even Pep Guardiola can fix Manchester United’: Red Devils sent brutal message about state of club

Manchester United have been set a rather brutal message regarding the state of their club.

Manchester United have begun their 2022/23 campaign as badly as they finished 2021/22.

The Red Devils’ first outing of the season saw them lose to Brighton at Old Trafford for the first time ever.

A lot of blame was put on new manager Erik ten Hag for that loss, but it is worth noting that a number of players were terrible on the day.

Scott McTominay looked out of place, Fred gave the ball away constantly and Diogo Dalot was suspect defensively.

Now, former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has offered a brutal assessment of Manchester United, stating that not even swapping Pep Guardiola for Ten Hag would fix their issues.

“You can only fix it by getting in better players,” Nicol told ESPN FC. “It becomes the old adage about the coach and the players.

“You can talk until you’re blue in the face and you can stay from nine in the morning to nine at night on the training field, but if the players are not good enough, if they can’t take it in, if they can’t deliver it, eventually you have to get players out the door and bring in players who can do it.

“All it’s telling you is whoever has been bringing these players through the door, they don’t know what they are doing, it’s as simple as that,” Nicol continued. “You can go and switch Erik ten Hag to Manchester City and bring over Pep Guardiola to Manchester United, and Manchester United would still be getting beat.”

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Josh Barker

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