The 75-year-old former English manager Harry Redknapp recently pointed out Premier League giants Manchester United’s major issues.
Redknapp had around 34 years of managerial experience before retiring from that role in 2017. The former English midfielder managed AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers, Jordan national football team and Birmingham City.
The 2009/10 Premier League Manager of the Season Redknapp managed FA Cup 2007/08 winners Portsmouth.
Manchester United are currently going through a tough time. Last season was a complete disaster for the Red Devils as they recorded their lowest points in Premier League history. They haven’t won a trophy in the last five seasons, while their top successes were five runners-ups, including twice in PL and once in UEFA Europa League.
Harry Redknapp about Manchester United: It’s very ordinary
Redknapp is unhappy with the present Man United squad. He felt that the team seemed very ordinary. He also mentioned Luke Shaw’s fitness issues put the Red Devils into more trouble.
Redknapp told The Mirror, “A shortage of good players. You look at the team, it’s very ordinary. The left-back [Luke] Shaw is a good player but couldn’t get him fit last year. They just look to me like they’re all over the place.”
Redknapp: Without Ronaldo’s goals, I don’t know where they would have finished
The former manager was disappointed with the lack of midfield quality. He also clarified that Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals helped them to end that terrible PL season in the sixth spot.
Redknapp added, “They have a lack of quality in the midfield, missing that player who can really make them play. Without Ronaldo’s goals, I don’t know where they would have finished. Recruitment is going to be the key, they need to get going.”
The Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Man United last summer. He finished the 2021/22 season for the Red Devils with 24 goals, while his native footballer Bruno Fernandes was the only other player to manage a double-digit score for the club in that season (10 goals). Also, Ronaldo finished the last PL season as the third most goal-scorer with 18 goals.
Manchester United are now focusing to start a new generation under the new Dutch manager Erik ten Hag. The club and fans have huge hope in him.