Ten Hag said he should find a way to adjust Ronaldo to track United's "best performance".

talkSPORT presenter Jason Cundy believes that getting Cristiano Ronaldo into his team must be a priority for new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. The Ajax m (Author: Gardener)

RonaldotalkSPORT presenter Jason Cundy believes that bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to his team must be a priority for new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. The Ajax manager is set to take the reins at Old Trafford in the summer and after an underwhelming season in the Premier League, with the new man expected to oversee a squad overhaul. Ten Hag's preferred playing style focuses on dominating possession and pressing from the front, which doesn't exactly appeal to 37-year-old Ronaldo, who is Man United's top scorer this season. Still, Cundy believes that while United need to bolster their attacking options, Ten Hag still needs to build his team around Ronaldo given his impressive performances that have seen him score 24 goals so far this season. "When Ten Hag plays like he did at Ajax, you would have thought that Ronaldo couldn't play every single game," the former Chelsea player said at Sports Bar after Man United's 3-0 win over Brentford. "But then you find a way. His goals were phenomenal again. His goal-to-game ratio is phenomenal, all-time top scorer. “So find a way to have Ronaldo in and around the squad. I very much doubt whether he will start 38 games in the Premier League, I can't imagine that. United legend Gary Neville echoed Cundy's thoughts, saying in a comment for Sky Sports: "This is the best they've played this season. “They looked more connected as a team. “My man of the match is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese's future at the club has been in question in recent months after his side endured another disappointing season and silverware hopes faded following the Champions League Round of 16 defeat by Atletico Madrid in March. Still, Red Devils hero Roy Keane doesn't think his former team-mate Ronaldo is headed for the exit and agrees Ten Hag needs to keep him at Old Trafford. "I don't think his body language indicated that he was going," Keane explained. "I'm just looking at the goals he has, his achievements justify him staying at the club." Keane continued: “But Man United have to bring other strikers in, there has to be competition for places. If your top scorer that you rely on is 37 years old, then that's certainly not a good thing. “But I would certainly stick with Ronaldo. You may need to have a chat about how you're going to play or that he's not going to play week in and week out. But why get rid of a player who scores so many goals?' 'It's obvious to me that Manchester United need two more quality strikers who just give this team more options, more quality and more weapons,' he said. Now he's playing regularly again and if you look at the number of players and you ask me if Gabriel Jesus is a center forward or a winger, if Grealish is a center forward or a winger, they're all forwards who can play in different positions, they can also switch and they can rotate. "We don't have that many players like that. Mason Greenwood would have been one of those players who would have played regularly but then left the squad after the West Ham game.


Man United sign Benfica's Darwin Nunez

Manchester United are finalizing a deal for Benfica centre-forward Darwin Nunez, according to a report. (Author: Gardener)

Darwin NunezNunez still has more than three years to finalize his contract with Benfica but the Portuguese giants are unlikely to be able to keep him during this summer's transfer window. A number of leading European clubs have been linked with the Uruguay international, with Man United seen as one of the favorites to sign in the burgeoning market. Meanwhile, Manchester City appear to be focused on a move from Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland and Tottenham Hotspur are expected to keep Harry Kane this summer, meaning a move for a new centre-forward will not be a priority for the London club. Cristiano Ronaldo has had a brilliant season on his return to Old Trafford but the Portugal international could also be away during this summer's transfer window. As a result, the 20-time English champions could be on the lookout for a couple of new strikers ahead of next season and Nunez is reportedly set to move to Old Trafford. Nunez has scored 48 goals and provided 16 assists in 84 games for Benfica since joining from Almeria in September 2020. The forward is the top scorer in the Primeira Liga this season with 26 games, six ahead of Porto's Mehdi Taremi, while he has also impressed in the Champions League, scoring six times in ten games. The Uruguayan scored three times against Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the group stage of the European Cup, while he scored against Ajax in the round of 16 before losing home and away in Benfica's 4-6 aggregate defeat by Liverpool in the quarter-finals competition. Eighteen of Nunez's 34 goals at club level this season came from starting down the middle while striking ten goals from the left in five games and his versatility makes him an attractive proposition for Man United who Brentford 3 defeated -0 in the last home game of the season on Monday night.


Manchester United fans vote for the best and worst stadiums in England with unsurprising results

Anfield makes both lists, with Old Trafford getting tough results overall. (Author: Gardener)

Manchester UnitedManchester United fans have chosen what they think are the best and worst stadiums across England. The fans were asked which stadiums they like best and least, apart from their own stadium. The home stadiums of all 92 Football League clubs were included, as were a few others such as Wembley. United supporters agreed with the rest of the 7,500 voters on which ground they think is best, while opinion on Anfield was divided. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tottenham's brand new stadium has been branded as the best stadium in England by United fans. Opened in April 2019, the stadium is state-of-the-art and has a capacity of 62,850 spectators. The home of football is honored by United believers despite not-so-pleasant memories of recent years. Their last win at Wembley was a 1–0 league win over Tottenham in January 2019, when Spurs temporarily moved to the stadium while their new ground was being built. However, some might argue that given the atmosphere over the years and recent capacity expansions, it's hard to ignore the historic venue. But for many others, recent upgrades have done little to sway their opinion of Liverpool's home ground. Many fans don't seem to like the archaic flair of the stadium. Before the 4-1 defeat in March, the Etihad was quite a happy hunting ground for United. They had only lost once at the stadium since 2014, but that doesn't mean the fans liked the ground. Many have urged Chelsea to either expand or move away from their 41,000 capacity site. The Stadium of Light and Villa Park in Sunderland hold more people and are often criticized by visitors for being quite cramped on a match day. When all polls are combined, 22.4 percent said Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was the best stadium in the country, followed by Wembley (16.2 percent) and Anfield (11.3 percent). Regrettably, Old Trafford was voted the worst place by supporters across England. Plans to update and modernize Old Trafford are in the pipeline but in its current state, supporters from other clubs don't think much of it. Old Trafford's share of 12.5 percent is followed by Anfield with 9.7 percent. Vote for your favorite and least favorite floor using the poll below or click here. Sign up for our United newsletter so you don't miss an update from Old Trafford this season.


Jesse Lingard's departure from Manchester United

Manchester United striker Jesse Lingard's brother took to Instagram on Monday night to describe the club as "classless". (Author: Gardener)

Jesse LingardManchester United striker Jesse Lingard's brother took to Instagram on Monday night to describe the club as "classless" after his brother was dropped from the matchday squad in what turned out to be his last home game for the side of Old Trafford could prove. "20 years of blood, sweat and tears, four domestic trophies, three cup final goals. When asked about Lingard's absence in the 3-0 Premier League win over Brentford, interim manager Ralf Rangnick explained that the player was simply not fit for the game and had been asked to miss the game himself. With Lingard's contract at Man Utd expiring this summer, the England international is widely expected to leave the club rather than be offered a new contract under new manager Erik Ten Hag. And the way he is likely to leave will obscure the fact that the striker was once considered a popular player at Old Trafford and a consistent performer. The tall striker made it into the Man Utd first-team in the 2015/16 season when he managed no fewer than six goals and four assists, averaging a solid 0.33 goals and assists per 90 minutes for Louis Van's side Gal meant. Lingard's reputation then grew with another solid performance the following season, averaging 0.33 goals and assists per 90. Jesse Lingard is expected to leave Man Utd this summer when his contract with the club expires. But it wasn't that long before he was a regular starter for the Old Trafford side... However, in Jose Mourinho's second season at the club, Lingard was really on his way for his team. In the 2017/18 season, the forward averaged 13 goals and seven assists, averaging a staggering 0.68 goals and assists per 90. The England international was seemingly untouchable as long as Mourinho chose the team. That all changed, of course, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over in December 2018 and oversaw the remainder of a season that saw Lingard's performance almost halved to just 0.37 goals per 90. Then, quite dramatically, the forward accumulated just 1888 minutes of football under the Norwegian coach in the 2019/20 season, recording just four goals and two assists. Since then, Lingard has netted just two goals and one assist for Man Utd in two seasons, amassing just 727 minutes of football. And while a brief loan spell at West Ham proved he was still capable of performing in the Premier League, his standing at Old Trafford has continued to decline with each passing day.


Erik ten Hag provided vital transfer lesson in Man Utd win over Brentford

United looked much better on the field with Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic. (Author: Gardener)

ErikErik ten Hag to join United at the end of the season Erik ten Hag to join United at the end of the season Manchester United put on one of their best performances of the season by beating Brentford 3-0 on Monday night. With a place in next season's Champions League now out of reach, fans hoped Ralf Rangnick would offer the club's youngsters a chance to shine, but it became something of a farewell tour instead. We were given the opportunity to celebrate the respective United careers of Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani and maybe even Phil Jones. Matic and Mata were United's best players that night, showing the club where their priorities should be in the summer transfer window, particularly in the case of a defensive midfielder. His style of football has not been evident in any of United's performances since Rangnick became interim manager, but the win over Brentford proved exceptional. The team's lineup was fluid, and players connected with quick passes and constant movement. The focus was Mata, who played as the team's number 10. He could play between the lines and connect many moves in Brentford's half of the field. As the team's defensive midfielder, Matic repeatedly offered the central defenders a pass opportunity to pass the ball on. Brentford tried to force United high in the field but the Serbia midfielder was able to play his way out of harm's way. Both players will leave the team at the end of the season and their stints at Old Trafford were barely trophy-laden. United bought Matic when his powers were waning and Mata was a great creative midfielder who was abused by a number of different managers. Both Matic and Mata have shown the importance of technical ability and both will need to be replaced in the summer. Sign up for our United newsletter so you don't miss an update from Old Trafford this season.


Marcus Rashford has 'lost his hunger' at Manchester United, claims Roy Keane

Rashford has scored just four Premier League goals this season (Author: Gardener)

Marcus RashfordRoy Keane has accused Marcus Rashford of "taking his eyes off the ball" at Manchester United, suggesting the England international has "lost the hunger". After missing the opening months of the season while recovering from a shoulder injury, the 24-year-old has scored just five goals in all competitions and has not registered in the Premier League since January 22. It's been a season of significant uncertainty at Old Trafford after the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager failed to stem the club's poor form, but Keane says the striker's troubles extend beyond that period. In fact, the former Manchester United midfielder believes Rashford "plays like a kid" and believes he's not "mature enough". "Whether it's a lack of confidence, we've seen his quality before but we haven't seen it for a year or two," Keane told Sky Sports. "But it doesn't look like he's mature enough. We watched a couple of games recently when he played through the middle at Liverpool I said he played like a kid. "It's like he hasn't learned anything about the game. He's lost his hunger. These young players get a lot of money and good luck, but I think he's lost the tiger's eye and he's struggling to get it back." Rashford has become an increasingly prominent social activist over the past two years, including committing to the government to force the UK to reverse a decision to scrap free school meals for children during the pandemic. However, Keane has now appeared to criticize Rashford's involvement away from football and believes it could be difficult for the 46-time England international to regain his best form. "I think he lost track of the ball with his stuff off the field," Keane said. “Rashford has been around for a couple of years now, he has that experience and has played international football. “Wherever Man United wants to go, Marcus will be left behind. “He needs to get the hunger back into his game and do the runs like we saw from Elanga tonight. Rashford lost that bit of hunger, which is huge for a player.


How Erik ten Hag wants to revive Manchester United

Ten Hag arrives with a mammoth task, but will he inherit a squad of bad players or a squad that's had a bad time? (Author: Gardener)

ErikErik ten Hag will be looking to revive Harry Maguire's faltering career, although he is also planning a major overhaul of the Manchester United squad this summer. The new manager will be targeting at least three key signings during the upcoming transfer window, acknowledging that it's impossible to make all the necessary changes at once. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has spoken of needing "six, seven, eight, maybe 10 new players" this summer and Ten Hag will agree, although clearly unlikely that can be achieved in a window. Still, with so many players out of contract, there is an opportunity to speed up the reshaping of the underperforming - and disaffected - squad, although Ten Hag will also be tasked with finding out why a team that finished second in the Premier League last season has one suffered a dramatic collapse. One view is that United do not have a squad of bad players but a squad that has had a bad time, although there is no question there will be a significant number of departures and signings. Maguire, who cost up to £85m, is not the only player Ten Hag is studying with the new manager, who also analyzes Marcus Rashford, who has struggled throughout the campaign. There is a growing feeling that the 24-year-old and the club could actually benefit from his sale. Aaron Wan-Bissaka's struggles, which have cost up to £50m, are also being reviewed by Ten Hag, who has already identified a core of around eight players to trust and build on. Maguire is currently out injured and may not play again this season but was dropped by Rangnick, who also suggested United players should vote on who should be their captain. However, one question Ten Hag is keen to answer is why Maguire seems far more comfortable playing for England than United. Despite the signing of Raphael Varane and with clear question marks over Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly, it means United could be targeting another left center half and moving Maguire over. The list of possible transfers is long, although United's first priority will be to finalize what they call an "action plan" under Ten Hag and how it will work. Within the club it's clear the changes need to be driven by John Murtough as Ten Hag was his first choice. While there is little doubt as to the technical skills of United's director of football, club sources say it remains to be seen if he has the personality to execute what needs to be done. The resignation of Matt Judge, United's head of corporate development and the club's chief negotiator, was described as a shock but it is telling that the club - at present - have no intention of replacing him. It was symptomatic of the chaos the club is currently in that news of Rangnick's appointment as Austria's new head coach - which was officially announced on Friday - leaked ahead of last week's game. Although both Rangnick and United have said the role will not affect the two-year consultancy deal he agreed when he took over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last November, there are serious doubts as to whether he will have any meaningful say. Some sources believe Rangnick will quietly take a back seat. The draw with Chelsea also underscored United's faith in Cristiano Ronaldo, who took his season tally to 24 goals against Brentford, and while accepting the 37-year-old may not fit into football United eventually want to play against Ten Hag is clearly believing that the criticism he faced was unfair. There is a feeling within United that Ronaldo, who has another year on his contract, will decide his own future and whereabouts. Rangnick is understood to have recommended United sign another striker in the January window after Mason Greenwood was suspended. Rangnick hasn't changed his mind that United need at least two new strikers and Ten Hag is likely to agree, although it may depend on what future he sees for Rashford. Despite this, a number of players Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata are sure to leave their contracts and Nemanja Matic has already announced that he will not extend his contract by 12 months. Immediately, the departures will give United room within their roster and with their payroll to bring on new recruits, and that's without considering Ten Hag being given a significant transfer budget. Juan Mata appears to be on his way out of Old Trafford after nine seasons. Given his track record of developing young players, Ten Hag will certainly be keen to explore the strength of United's academy and U23 squad. Rangnick benched four youngsters against Chelsea, with 17-year-old Alejandro Garnacho making his debut as a late substitute. Having spent more than £1billion since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, it is accepted that United failed to recruit and overhaul a process that began with the departure of their two oldest scouts - Jim Lawlor and Marcel Bout , with changes pushed by Murtough. During his talks with United, Ten Hag wanted a clear, detailed framework from United on how all aspects of the football department will work and while he wasn't asking - contrary to reports - for full control over recruitment, he wanted reassurances that he would have one would make a significant contribution and the right of veto. There is an acceptance that hiring Ten Hag is a risk and he must quickly deal with the scrutiny and demands at United, which are far greater than even at a big club like Ajax.


Man Utd's home final win cannot gloss over the dismal season and smoldering protests

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal and a dominant show against Brentford won't ease Manchester United fans' anger at a terrible season. (Author: Gardener)

the dismal seasonMANCHESTER, England — The first game at Old Trafford this season was a summer friendly against Brentford that Manchester United fans were keen to attend. The last was a Premier League game against the same opponents which some couldn't wait to see. The optimism of that July lockdown warm-up has long since gone, replaced by a growing anger directed at the owners, the board and, occasionally, the players. - ESPN+ Viewer's Guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more - How VAR has affected every Premier League team this season left - one minute for each year owned by Glazer. The expected exodus was not as great as organizers had hoped, but the 90 minutes were filled with anti-Glazer chants and banners following a protest outside the stadium for the third straight home game. It wasn't all that long ago that fans were dying to get back in after almost 18 months of coronavirus restrictions, but even the most die-hard United fan has grown weary during a miserable campaign. Beating Brentford in midfield is little consolation. Once again, fans are pinning their hopes on a new manager, this time in the form of Ajax manager Erik ten Hag. Most will tell you they are optimistic about what the Dutchman could achieve here, but suspicions remain that it could also unravel in spectacular fashion - as has happened for every permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 "There were only a few players going and top players are needed," said Rangnick afterwards. "I really believe that if everyone works together to help, we can bring Man United back to where we need to be, the level If that happens I don't think it should take too long , Manchester City and Liverpool will spend the week playing the Champions League semi-finals before continuing their fight for the title this weekend the win over Brentford was comfortable but it was just United's fifth of their last 17 games in all competitions and much of that came from two players aged 71 combined n. Juan Mata, a 34-year-old who hasn't played in the league since the last matchday of last season and will almost certainly leave the club this summer, was one of the best players and it's arguably no coincidence that United completed more passes with the Spaniard than in any other league game this season. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo, three years Mata's senior at 37, scored a penalty to take him to 18 Bundesliga Premier League goals this season – by far United's top scorer. Bruno Fernandes and Raphael Varane, also in the goalscoring chart against Brentford, are likely to be the focus of Ten Hag's new era, while David De Gea reinforced his case to rival Ronaldo for United's player of the year. Opener, with a pinpoint cross, is another of just a handful of players to emerge from this season on credit. Rangnick's temporary spell won't be remembered fondly either, and the German admitted he would have liked to see the performance against Brentford repeated more regularly during his tenure. "I think we showed one of our best performances in the last six months tonight in terms of possession," added Rangnick. "We controlled most of the games, still had a few gaps defensively, but with the performance that we showed tonight , I was happy." The season isn't over yet, we still have two away games to go. I would have expected to qualify for the Champions League, that was the goal we had signings will help, as well as a positive one Start of the new season but frustration and despair with the owners will never be far away A routine win over Brentford and another goal from Ronaldo couldn't hide the fans' displeasure.


Ralf Rangnick has already hinted at his Manchester United transfer wish list

Man Utd face a busy summer in the transfer window and Ralf Rangnick has revealed what kind of players they need to sign. (Author: Gardener)

Ralf RangnickRalf Rangnick's advisory role at Manchester United will be specifically focused on recruitment once he leaves the dugout this month and it feels like he's already pressuring Old Trafford's bean counters. It was just a few weeks since Rangnick suggested United might need up to 10 players this summer after the 4-0 defeat by Liverpool and he was back on the subject of recruitment at Old Trafford on Monday. READ MORE: Rangnick explains what kind of strikers United need to sign The win over Brentford was one of the best performances of Rangnick's tenure, but he could still see flaws in the squad. He's been saying for weeks United need to sign a younger striker, but last night it was up to two new strikers despite Cristiano Ronaldo's thriving form towards the end of the season. "Cristiano is not a centre-forward, he doesn't want to play in that position, but if you look at international football there aren't many teams that play with two strikers," said Rangnick. It's obvious to me that Manchester United need two more quality strikers. Marcus Rashford would likely fit that bill but the 24-year-old was dropped for Juan Mata against Brentford and his form has been so patchy he has not played in a row since February 12. Jadon Sancho is more of a natural winger but at £73m there is clearly a role for him under Erik ten Hag. United certainly need a younger striker to share the load with Ronaldo and Rangnick is right in his comments on modern attackers. Benfica's Darwin Nunez is often associated with Old Trafford and the Uruguayan plays comfortably down the middle, slightly down or from the left, although this squad is hardly short of right-footed forwards who are happy to intervene from that flank. They also need a left-footed option that can do the same from the right wing, which becomes a graveyard shift for United's attackers. Two new strikers could be on Rangnick's dream wish list when he debriefs with Ten Hag, but he knows it's not the only area of ​​this squad that needs major surgery. Full-back areas have looked very problematic lately, particularly at right-back and with Eric Bailly and Phil Jones both likely to leave, a new centre-back could also be needed. But perhaps the most problematic area is central midfield. Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata said goodbye to Old Trafford on Monday and Paul Pogba is also leaving this summer. Even if we include Donny van de Beek, who leaves United for next season with just four senior central midfielders and none of them are natural retainers. If Rangnick thinks two forwards are required, then it feels like two midfielders are a necessity too. Speaking about the performance against Brentford, Rangnick felt like he had given the board another clear indication of what kind of midfielder is required. "There were also the players on the pitch, three creative central midfielders in Juan Mata, Bruno [Fernandes] and Nemanja Matic. Two of those creative central midfielders will be leaving this summer and for all the strengths of Fred and Scott McTominay, they're not going in this summer it is therefore crucial to sign midfielders who can break the lines and create chances.Matic may be a defensive midfielder but against Chelsea and Brentford he produced an inventive pass that created a huge chance, one that Cristiano Ronaldo last week and Fernandes went just wide on Monday.The win over Brentford might have been United's best performance under Rangnick, but it didn't hide the work it took to improve the squad this summer.Report Sign up for our United newsletter so you don't miss out on an update from Old Trafford this season .


Who thinks the Manchester United treble beats a Liverpool quadruple?

Stan Collymore it is, although we think it's mainly because Stan Collymore played in 1999 when Manchester United reigned. (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolStan Collymore, that's who, although we think it's mostly because Stan played Collymore in 1999. Mediawatch has had to verify that Stan Collymore is in fact only 51 years old after reading his latest column 'It used to be better' in the Daily Mirror. His claim is that Liverpool winning the quadruple - literally unmatched in football before - wouldn't be that impressive on the whole. Of course it would be a "fantastic performance" but "it won't be bigger than Tottenham's 1960-61 double, Arsenal's 1970-71 or Liverpool's 1985-86". We're intrigued to hear that four trophies isn't actually better than two, except "because it used to be better." We are fascinated to hear how Arsenal's 1970/71 side - who failed from the League Cup and European Cup - is actually on par with a side winning all four available trophies at a time when they are against the greatest club side in the world started last decade. We're fascinated to hear how Liverpool's 1985/86 side – sidelined from Europe but beaten in midfield by the QPR in the League Cup – are on par with a side who win all four available trophies at the same time when they come up against the greatest club side of the last decade . And then comes "Manchester United's Treble 1998-99, which pound for pound would still be the greatest achievement of all". United won the title on 79 points, bettered overall by Liverpool and Manchester City that season with several games to go. They also won the FA Cup and Champions League but lost in the third round of the League Cup. And yet is that still a better achievement than winning all four trophies? Because everything was better when Stan played? Collymore offers literally no explanation as to why United winning three trophies is better than Liverpool possibly winning four, barring a lack of "financial doping" which ignores two things: 1) United have spent quite a bit of money to winning those trophies, and 2) the 'financial doping' of Manchester City, United and Chelsea in modern times makes it even more remarkable when Liverpool win four trophies. He then writes when he played, "Matt Le Tissier spent his career with the Saints but he would have been taken over by one of the big boys after a few years these days," to which we offer the words 'Harry' and 'Kane'. We could also point out that Le Tissier declined several moves away from Southampton, but actually we've already given that argument more credence than it deserves. "Spurs, Arsenal and Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool have all reached the heights with smaller squads than Jurgen Klopp's Reds and City have available today." They hit smaller heights with smaller squads at a time when all their rivals also had smaller squads; Spurs have played 49 games to win their double and Liverpool have already played 56 games. "At least Cristiano Ronaldo can be counted on to lift the spirits," writes Neil Custis in The Sun. 'A brilliant performance topped by his 24th goal of the season from the penalty spot gave the Manchester United fans something to cheer about. In fact, he's probably given them the only things to cheer for this season.” Is this the same Ronaldo, and indeed the same Neil Custis, who delivered those words to us in February? “The truth now staring everyone in the face, and clearly Ronaldo himself, is that his days as a top footballer are over. "It's been an admirable fight against father time, but he's losing it now." "Losing her" and yet now, less than three months later (and three months older for Ronaldo), "they still need him, even at 37, how they see the future". It's almost as if Ronaldo - and stop me if that blows your mind - had a form failure when Manchester United were absolutely atrocious and he's not quite the bottom now, nor the future for United. Fergie time Headline on site The Sun as Ken Lawrence writes of a 3-0 win - and we had to check that out: 'Man Utd verdict: Last home game against a backdrop of depression and disillusionment, it's a far cry from the Fergie days.” It's been nine fucking years; Get over it. "The final home game of the season was again the backdrop of depression and disillusionment at a club which, under Sir Alex Ferguson, have ruled the Premier League and have done so on a number of occasions in Europe. "This is a very different United from the one that Fergie guided to 13 titles, two Champions League wins and so much more silver clothes." Silver clothes at least made us laugh (it's the selection of about 427 errors, including a description of Ronaldo as "Star Star" and a brief discussion of "Parameters"), but the rest is absolutely abysmal. It's a 'very different United', but how many times can you write that? Manchester United didn't have a very good season, but a 3-0 win over Brentford gave Lawrence a chance to write about Juan Mata's departure or perhaps Anthony Elanga's promise. That he watched that win and essentially wrote, "This Manchester United ain't as good as Fergie's Manchester United," says a lot about tabloid journalism and its obsession with a past where they were still relevant. Speaking to The Sun's website, Ken Lawrence: "And in these months there have been hints for months that he will leave without Champions League football next season. "He certainly won't want to be involved in the Europa League or lose the thought of playing in Europe's third tier conference." Ken Lawrence on the back cover of The Sun: "CRISTIANO RONALDO dropped his biggest hint yet that he wants to stay at Manchester United - by word of mouth: I'm not done yet."