MANCHESTER UNITED legends have torn into Erik ten Hag’s “awful” flops after Saturday’s disastrous Nottingham Forest defeat sent more horror records tumbling.
United were second best all over the pitch as they failed to show any intensity.
And after Morgan Gibbs-White scored a late winner for Forest, United legends Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville showed their disdain for their old side’s performance.
It’s no surprise either as United smashed more horror records to round off a terrible year.
For starters, the Red Devils have never had fewer points on the board at this stage of a season.
United have picked up just 31 points from 20 games, winning ten matches and losing nine.
They have also scored the least amount of goals at this stage of a season, hitting the target 22 times while conceding 27.
Saturday’s defeat at Forest also marked United’s fifth loss in December — the first time that’s happened since 1933.
Meanwhile, their season total of nine defeats in the opening 20 games hasn’t been seen since the 1989/90 campaign.
And it’s as many defeats as they suffered in the whole of the 2022/23 term.
Finally, their record of 21 defeats in all competitions this year is the fourth-worst in their history.
Ferdinand was less than complimentary as he took to Twitter after the Forest defeat, saying: “Waited until 90th minute to show any urgency… ffs!”
But Neville had the most to say as he laid into United’s flops, saying: “Manchester United are back to what they are — inconsistent and awful.
“They walk off the pitch a defeated bunch. United fans behind the goal will go off so disappointed.
“But let’s not forget about Nottingham Forest who have been absolutely wonderful today.
“This almost has nothing to do with Ten Hag. From 45 minutes to 45 minutes, they’ve gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. And now it’s the ridiculous.
“United were inferior today, they’re inferior quite often to teams lower down the league.
“All over the pitch they were outrun, outfought, outthought. I’m not sure what this United team is, it’s a very difficult watch.
“It’s a really up and down season, and more down than up. Some of these performances are really, really poor.
“Ten Hag’s been allowed to bring in who wants and that shouldn’t be allowed to happen. He’s got some good players and some poor players.”
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