Alan Shearer said 'Man United are f***ed' on live TV back in April


Manchester United are in deep, deep trouble.

Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United in the Premier League was their third of the season already - and we're only eight games in.

As it now stands, the Red Devils are 12th in the table on nine points and only two above the relegation zone.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have run out of answers, while David de Gea - who only recently signed a new contract - even said he doesn't know what's happening.

United were absolutely dreadful at St James' Park and even though they were missing several senior players, the fact is they're just not good enough to compete.

Spending hundreds of millions on new players in the upcoming transfer windows seems the most obvious solution, but it's not like United haven't splashed the cash in recent years.

Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan Bissaka cost £130m combined in the summer, while the year before that they signed Fred for £52m.

Let's not even get started on Fred, though.

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So what about sacking Solskjaer and starting fresh again? Well, even though the Norwegian must take some of the blame, he hasn't even been in the job for a year and deserves time.

United's squad needs a complete overhaul and that's not going to happen overnight, so axing another manager won't do anything to help.

It's anyone's guess what the right answer is at this point, but as Alan Shearer once said: "Man United are f***ed."

Back in April, Shearer went viral on social media after he appeared to say "Man United are f***ed" on live television.

It turns out he was right all along - even if he didn't mean to say it.

Next up for United after the international break is Liverpool at home, which comes at both the worst and perfect time.

On the one hand, Solskjaer's men face the best team in the Premier League right now; on the other, it's a chance for them to make a huge statement and get back on track.

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