Nigeria legend Victor Ikpeba has labelled Manchester United players as “lazy” after the team’s poor start to the new English Premier League campaign under new manager Erik ten Hag.
Man United suffered a 2-1 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford in the opener, and 4-0 humiliating defeat at Brentford in the second fixture.
Ikpeba, 49, who played 31 international matches and scored seven goals for Nigeria, told allnigeriasoccer:
So Eric ten Hag, his work is cut out because it is a difficult job to take. He was warned not to take the job by former United coach [Louis] van Gaal. These [United] players are lazy. They don’t have the character. They don’t have that unity in the squad.
So much problem with Ronaldo and Maguire, so much problem going on. They have to come back and play as a team.
You know I have been bashed by the Manchester United fans last season. Don’t think Cristiano Ronaldo was a distraction at United.
Yes he scored 18 league goals but he wants to go.
The player doesn’t want to be part of the team anymore.
Manchester United will host their great rivals Liverpool on Monday night at Old Trafford with both teams in need of a victory.