Manchester United legend Gordon Hill has ripped into David Moyes’ current squad, declaring that they are the worst Old Trafford side in 20 to 30 years.
As reported in the Daily Mail, the former Red Devil, who turned out over 100 times for the club between 1975 and 1978, winning the F.A Cup in the process, believes that the current United team is a far cry from the one in years past, and that even Sir Alex Ferguson has had a hand in their downfall.
“We’d call [the position Ferguson left David Moyes in] high and dry,” Hill explained.
“You’re looking at players now, at United, that are coming to the end of their life cycle in the game and I think Alex Ferguson knew that.
“He left Moyes with a side that won the league, but there was a lot of dead wood that needed to be sorted out and I think David has inherited so much of it that he’s getting bogged down with the way he’s playing, with who he shifts, who he moves, who he goes for.”
The ex-QPR and Derby midfielder then went on to speculate that Moyes’ charges could be the worst United team for three decades.
“I think this is the worst United team I’ve seen for 25-30 years,” he continued.
“We haven’t got the calibre of player. We can’t keep relying on [Wayne] Rooney. Once you isolate Rooney the game stops. [Robin] Van Persie’s got injuries and that’s a question mark.”
Moyes’ squad currently sit 7th in the Premier League table, having only managed 37 points from 21 games.
Despite the fact that they were triumphant in their last league fixture, beating Swansea 2-0, they have lost six league games already this campaign and many are tipping them to finish outside the top four.