Manchester United hero Paul Parker launched an angry tirade against current manager Louis van Gaal, reports the Sun.
The 50-year-old is not happy with how the Dutchman has the team playing. The former Barcelona boss has been implementing a system with Marouane Fellaini as a target man for long balls in recent times. He has also lost trust in the 63-year-old to spend any transfer funds made available wisely in the summer.
Fans have also been voicing their displeasure at the team in recent weeks, with boos and whistles becoming more common from the stands. Despite this ill feeling surrounding the team they are still in fourth in the Premier League and will qualify for next season’s Champions League if things stay as they are.
Parker said: “If I wasn’t doing television, I wouldn’t watch it. It’s too painful. It’s negative, not good to watch, it’s disheartening and not enjoyable. United are big out in Asia and people come up to me and just shake their heads. I left the club a long time ago but there are a lot of players who have left over the last ten years who must be looking at it and thinking the same.
“Some of them are working in the Old Trafford lounges and they can only keep on not saying the truth for so long because the people watching the game know it. It doesn’t look like anything is changing. The performances do not befit Manchester United. Just winning is rubbish. That’s what sides avoiding relegation or mid-table say. It’s not about the winning, it’s about the way they play as well.”
The player who won nine trophies with the club continued: “Now you look at it and go, ‘Oh my God, do you trust LVG to spend another £150m?’ It’s a what-happens-next scenario. People talk about winning the league next season and that’s a farce. It doesn’t work like that. You need the players to bond together and get performances. The aim now is for fourth spot — and that is not Manchester United. I hope I don’t see the player celebrating finishing fourth. That would be very embarrassing.”