‘Hopeless’ Man Utd are ‘going backwards’ this season – Shearer

Alan Shearer thinks Man Utd “look as if they’re going backwards” this season following their poor start.

The Red Devils have lost two of their opening three Premier League matches with their one victory coming courtesy of a VAR penalty that was given after the final whistle had blown at Brighton.

And Shearer never expected them to be challenging for the title but now reckons they could have a job on making the top four.

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“I wasn’t expecting them to challenge for the title anyway,” Shearer said.

“I thought they would challenge for a top-four spot, but at the moment they look as if they’re going backwards.

“If you look at the three league games they’ve played, the first game against Crystal Palace they were hopeless.

“The second game at Brighton, yes they showed some character to get back into the game but they also got away with it because Brighton hit the woodwork five times.

“The third game against Tottenham, you could use whatever word you wanted and they couldn’t argue with it because it was there for everyone to see.

“And it wasn’t as if it was just because they had a man sent off; it was a shambles with 11 men as well. It was really poor.”

Shearer thinks the race for the top four could be “more intense than ever,” he added: “As I sit here, I don’t see anyone other than Liverpool or Man City for the title.

“What I do see as an exciting race this season is the battle for the top four. I think it will be more intense than ever.”


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