Back in April Alan Shearer claimed on live television that Manchester United were ‘f*cked’ and after Sunday’s loss to his beloved Newcastle United the clip has gone viral again.
Shearer was on television as a pundit alongside Ryan Giggs and Shay Given as Manchester City as they lost 2-0 at Old Trafford to local rivals Manchester City.
Giving his analysis of the game Shearer said, “At the minute, in terms of a football team, Manchester United are f*ck…” before catching himself three quarters of the way through the word and apologising and following the weekend’s game the video has gone viral for a second time.
If United were ‘f*cked’ back in April then, to borrow a line from Snatch, they might be ‘proper f*cked’ after losing against Newcastle at the weekend.
Steve Bruce’s side had won only won league game before Sunday, beating Spurs away from home at the end of August, and had lost two of their previous three league games.
When United lost to City they had at least won two of their previous four games before the derby, since City though they have won just of their past 11 games in the league.
Solskjaer’s team now sit just two points above the relegation zone, haven’t won away from home since beating PSG in the Champions League in March, and have no idea where their next win is coming from.
Speaking on Match of the Day Two on Sunday following the game, about the poor form of United and striker Marcus Rashford, Shearer said, “This is the worst Man United team I’ve seen for a number of years.
“I wonder whether anything is actually saying anything to him [Rashford]. [He’s] not moving in the box. He’s making it far too easy for defenders.
“It has to be a very frustrating time for him because that team is awful.”
There seems little chance of a quick fix to get the club back towards the top of the table, even with six players due back from injury, and Solskjaer has to find some sort of answers.
Right now United look like a rabbit in a headlights and with Liverpool chasing them to Old Trafford after the international weekend they really could be ‘proper f*cked.’