‘This is the worst Manchester United team of the Premier League era, but it’s not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fault

‘This is the worst Manchester United team of the Premier League era, but it’s not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fault
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Harry Redknapp believes the current Manchester United team is the historic club’s WORST in the Premier League era.

But the former Tottenham and West Ham boss has defended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, saying the players at his disposal are ‘nowhere near good enough’ and United’s woes are not the under-fire manager’s fault.

The Red Devils have been widely slated after their 2-0 defeat at West Ham on Sunday.

Harry Redknapp says West Ham have a better team than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United

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Harry Redknapp says West Ham have a better team than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United

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Former boss Jose Mourinho said after the game that he can’t see any improvement at United since his departure as manager, while a ‘shocked and saddened’ Roy Keane has warned former team-mate Solskjaer that his job could soon be under threat if results and performances don’t improve.

United have two wins, two draws and two defeats from their opening six games of the new season, scoring eight goals – as many as rivals Manchester City scored in one game over the weekend, an 8-0 rout of Watford.

And Redknapp gave a damming assessment of the sorry state of the current United side when asked by talkSPORT on Monday.

“It’s a long way back for Man United, the team is nowhere near good enough,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

“You can talk about Ole and you can criticise the managers, but the players he has are what they are.

“You looked at Man United before that game and you thought, ‘what an average looking team’. West Ham looked a better team, that’s where United are, they’re a very average bunch at the moment I’m afraid.

“The fans are going to have to suffer that unless they go and buy another four or five good players over the next year or two. That’s where they are, they are just not good enough.”

Manchester United players went over to salute their travelling fans at full-time

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Manchester United players went over to salute their travelling fans at full-time

Asked if this is Manchester United’s worst team in the Premier League era, Redknapp replied: “It’s got to be.

“Fergie never had a bad team in all his years in the Premier League. All of his teams were amazing, so yes, this current team probably is.

“Unfortunately it’s what the manager has inherited.

Solskjaer has guided United to just two wins from six games this season

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Solskjaer has guided United to just two wins from six games this season

“Man United have a great tradition; it’s a special football club, one of the great clubs in world football, so players will come. But they haven’t recruited well.

“The players they’ve got now, they will struggle. I don’t know about making the top four, they could even fall out of the top six if they’re not careful.

“Leicester and West Ham could push themselves into the top six this year and one of the regulars could fall out.”