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Manchester United need to get rid of dead wood - Schmeichel

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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has claimed "five or six players don't care" about the club, and has made them responsible for the poor form that leaves them ninth in the Premier League, reports the Daily Mail.

Schmeichel, who won five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one Champions League Winners medal in his time at the club, is enraged by the attitude of some of the players:

"To be a Manchester United player, it requires a certain level of performance, mentality and you have got to be proud to be a Manchester United player," said Schmeichel.

"I just see with five or six players that they don't care and we [United] have never ever had players that don't care. You should care.

"This is what you have to understand when you are a Manchester United player - this is the kind of responsibility you have to take on the pitch. Certain players look like they don't care and they should not be at Manchester United."

The former Red Devils goalkeeper also believes Moyes deserves time, and should stage a January clear-out, to remove the dead-wood from the squad:

"I think David Moyes will already have identified that, and the statement that he will make by letting players go will be more powerful than the statement he will make by bringing players in."

The outburst comes after pressure has been slowly building on Moyes, following one league win in four games.

The Man Utd boss had a poor summer transfer window, but Schmeichel believes the former Everton manager should have money to rectify that:

"I would rather give David Moyes the opportunity to build a powerful team and accept that we are ninth for now, than panic to be in the top four by bringing in more players that over time will be shown to be there for the money."

The backing from Schmeichel comes like an echo after similar stances from the likes of David Beckham, Phil Jagielka and Alan Pardew, who all believe Moyes is still the right man for the red side of Manchester.

Despite all the backing, Moyes knows himself that the board may not hold out for long, if they continue to witness their man Arsenalising reigning champions Manchester United.

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