Marco van Basten ridicules Manchester United after their humiliating loss to Liverpool and sends a warning signal to Erik ten Hag by claiming the Red Devils ‘walked around Anfield like beaten people’ before criticising Harry Maguire’s distribution
- Marco van Basten has questioned whether Erik ten Hag should join Man United
- Manchester United suffered another humiliating defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday
- Luis Diaz, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane all got on the scoresheet in United’s 4-0 loss
- Van Basten said the ‘difference between Liverpool and Man United was huge’
- The Dutch legend also said the Red Devils ‘walked around like beaten people’
Dutch legend Marco van Basten has questioned whether Erik ten Hag should take over as the new Manchester United manager after watching their dismal performance against Liverpool.
The Red Devils suffered another major blow in their bid to finish the 2021-2022 Premier League season inside the top four with a heavy 4-0 defeat to leaders Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday.
Van Basten said the ‘difference between Liverpool and Manchester United was huge’ and that the Red Devils ‘walked around like beaten people’. He also labelled Harry Maguire as poor distributor of the ball.
Marco van Basten has questioned whether Erik ten Hag should join Manchester United
Speaking to Ziggo Sport, Van Basten said: ‘The difference between Liverpool and Manchester United at the moment is huge, they walked around like beaten people.
‘They are one of the biggest clubs in England but not one of them showed anything. Maguire passes the ball in the same way and thinks, ‘I don’t know, are you doing it?’
‘They are not thinking about solutions, it’s unbelievable.’
Jurgen Klopp’s title-chasing Liverpool started in electrifying fashion at Anfield on Tuesday evening. January signing Luis Diaz opened the scoring for the Reds after just five minutes of action.
Manchester United suffered another humiliating defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday evening
Luis Diaz, Mo Salah (middle) and Sadio Mane all got on the scoresheet in United’s 4-0 loss
Mo Salah rediscovered his form by adding Liverpool’s next two goals before Sadio Mane provided the final nail in the Manchester United coffin by scoring in the 68th minute of the game.
The result has raised questions over the attitude of the Manchester United players – with many calling the current squad the ‘worst team’ the club has fielded in years.
The defeats also means United are now sitting sixth in the league table with just five matches left this campaign.
Additionally, both fourth and fifth place Tottenham and Arsenal having games in hand over the Red Devils.
West Ham and Wolves are also chasing behind in seventh and eighth as they head into the final stretch of the campaign – two and five points behind respectively.
Ten Hag is expected to take over as the United manager and replace interim boss Rangnick
Looking ahead to next season, Ten Hag will be hoping to turn Manchester United’s fortune around – should he replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
Sportsmail previously reported that Ten Hag is set to sign a four-year deal with United this week. He will then begin selecting his back-room staff.
Rene Meulensteen, United coach under Sir Alex Ferguson, is the latest to be linked with a role, while Ten Hag is expected to bring his Ajax assistant Mitchell van der Gaag.
However, the Dutchman also wants another assistant who knows the club well, with Robin van Persie having also been offered a job, but likely to stay in Holland at Feyenoord because of family commitments.