Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has criticized Manchester United ahead of a crucial clash at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Red Devils arrive in London still reeling from a 5-0 home defeat to fierce rivals Liverpool.
The crushing defeat has left coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hanging on to his job, and a poor result could lead to the Norwegian being sacked.
And now he has put Sherwood in the ranks of the beleaguered Premier League giants – claiming they lack leaders and don’t play as a team.
talking on Sky SportsHe said: “I think there is a lack of leadership from Man United. Poor from top to bottom.
“They look undercooked, as if they are playing as individuals, which is not good. They can all play in possession. Outside of possession: what’s the plan?”
When the highlights from last week were shown, Sherwood also criticized Cristiano Ronaldo for his cowardly kicks on Curtis Jones.
The Portugal legend appeared in yellow, but got away with more punishment.
Sherwood also didn’t hold back on Bruno Fernandes, who was booked for a terrible challenge on Jones.
“Weak defiance (from Fernandez), rudeness,” Sherwood said.
“Every chance (that’s red). If they freeze that Jeff (Stelling), and show him (the referee) that on VAR, he should kick him out.”
He continued: “Ronaldo is a red card for me. Total rudeness.
“If Curtis Jones wasn’t here…if he (Virgil) Van Dyck…he wouldn’t do it to Van Dyck. He takes liberties out of a little kid.”
“Totally disabled and for me that’s a red card. I was just jumping through the screen there.”
Despite mounting pressure on Solskjaer ahead of kick-off, ex-United star Tomasz Koczak backed his former teammate and insisted he needed “more time”.
Kuszczak, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes, said: “Sir Alex has achieved a lot of great things at this football club, but he only did it because he had the time.
“There were some bad years, and then there were some great years. I hope Ole gets the same opportunity; for now, for me, it’s doing well.”
Kuszczak says Solskjaer “did so much for the team” that people can’t see him.
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The former United goalkeeper added: “I know people will argue and say that he had enough time and that the club had not won anything in two years.
“But he did so much more for the team than we see on the pitch.”
“There is a lot going on behind the scenes that people don’t know.
“To build something within a football team that can last over a long period of time, you have to give you time.”
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