According to Graeme Souness, Manchester United is being hampered by SIX players.
Both on and off the field, the Red Devils have had a challenging start to the new season.
There are big expectations for Casemiro and Rasmus Hojlund this season
Andre Onana replaced David De Gea at Old Trafford
With losses at home to Arsenal and Tottenham and close victories against Wolves and Nottingham Forest, Erik ten Hag’s team has so far failed to impress.
Additionally, there have been issues involving Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, and now Antony.
Souness has since added to the criticism of the Old Trafford club’s extravagant expenditures and named his top offenders.
Rasmus Hojlund and Andre Onana, two new pricey hires who cost a combined £119 million this summer, were among them.
Hojlund made his Arsenal debut last week, but he is still dealing with a back stress fracture. Onana made his debut and was fortunate to escape giving away a penalty.
“I don’t think Manchester United will be any better than they were last season,” Souness stated.
“They spent £72 million on Rasmus Hojlund, a youthful center-forward with a mediocre goal scoring record.
“He appeared in 34 games for Atalanta, but just ten of them saw him score. He has now moved to a league where scoring goals is extremely difficult.
“I could be mistaken, but that’s a huge gamble for a person without a track record.
“I believe that Onana will improve their ability to play out from the back, but will he do the crucial task of keeping the ball out of the back of the net? On that, I’m not certain.
Sancho, Antony, and Anthony Martial were all attacked by Souness, and Casemiro was not exempt from the angry Scot’s fury.
Following their public altercation with Ten Hag, Sancho has been shunned, Antony was in poor condition prior to his delayed return to training due to abuse claims, and Martial hasn’t scored more than ten goals in a season since 2019–20.
In the meantime, Casemiro’s inactivity in the midst of the park is beginning to come to light.
Antony has not had the impact he would have wanted
Jadon Sancho has been pushed aside by Erik ten Hag
Anthony Martial has struggled to impress in recent times
In an interview with the Express, Souness, a legend of Liverpool and former Sky Sports pundit, said, “I published a piece five years ago suggesting it was the final opportunity saloon for Anthony Martial. He still serves as the team’s primary attacking focal point at the outset of games.
“He is not a member of Manchester United. He’ll delight you before disappointing you.
“I continue to believe that if United wants to win the Premier League and the Champions League, neither Antony nor Jadon Sancho are long-term solutions. They continue to depend on Marcus Rashford.
“I’ve drawn a lot of flak for saying it, but in my opinion, Casemiro is a Steady Eddie. Although he’s a good player, you shouldn’t spend money to watch him play.