Peter Schmeichel says Manchester United have bored him to death

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Peter Schmeichel believes all the hard work done by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United has been undone in the three years since his retirement.

The legendary goalkeeper played for the Red Devils during the peak of their powers, winning five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and a Champions League in the space of seven seasons.

But Ferguson's retirement in 2013 ushered in a new era of uncertainty and instability which has seen the Red Devils finish as low as seventh and miss out on Champions League qualification twice in the space of three seasons.


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Their worst Premier League finish was seen over by David Moyes but fans have been left even more disillusioned by his replacement, Louis van Gaal.

The Dutchman may have got Manchester United back into the top four last season and got them into an FA Cup final this year, but the style of football has left many calling for his head.

Indeed, this season could still end with their lowest ever points total (currently 64) in the Premier League and will also see the fewest goals scored by a Red Devils team since the division's inception.

Bored to death

A drab style of football has hit no one harder than the club legend Schmeichel, who says he has been "bored to death" whilst watching the team he loves.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Schmeichel said: "Manchester United - a club that love and have followed since I was a kid - have bored me to death this season.

"We are one of those clubs that has been dragged in completely the wrong direction. We never used to play football the way we play now. We never played for 1-0 and then defend. We always went for the second goal and the third.

"All the hard work that Sir Alex put in to recover what was there from Sir Matt Busby has been undone in a very short period of time. I, as a fan, want to be winning but to entertain equally as much too. I want exciting players."

Zlatan rumours

There are, however, signs of change. Jose Mourinho is expected to replace Van Gaal at the end of the season while Zlatan Ibrahimovic could also arrive on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.

While fans seem split on the Special One, few would reject the enigmatic Swede, and that includes Schmeichel.

He continued: "I read about Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the newspapers. I would love for him to come to Manchester United, I've said this for a long time. He was born to play for Manchester United.

"He's like an Eric Cantona, who can inspire all the guys in the dressing room but also the supporters. That's what it's all about. It's not about having a Sunday nap at Old Trafford."

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