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Former Man United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak slams his ‘surprising’ former club

Tomasz Kuszczak has laid into former club Manchester United, claiming ‘it is time the gamers go’ amid a dreadful season at Old Trafford which is able to see their trophy drought lengthen to 5 years. 

The Red Devils look unlikely to safe a top-four end within the Premier League, trailing fourth-place Arsenal by six factors having performed a sport greater than the Gunners.

They had been additionally knocked out on the last-16 stage of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid and suffered shock third-round and fourth-round League Cup and FA Cup defeats at residence to West Ham and Middlesbrough.

Tomasz Kuszczak has laid into ex-club Manchester United, claiming 'it's time the players go'

Tomasz Kuszczak has laid into ex-club Manchester United, claiming ‘it is time the gamers go’

United look likely to miss out on Champions League football (pictured: Harry Maguire (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo (R))

United look prone to miss out on Champions League soccer (pictured: Harry Maguire (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo (R))

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was additionally sacked within the first half of the season, with Ralf Rangnick coming in as interim boss following a quick caretaker function for Michael Carrick.

Erik ten Hag has now been confirmed as Solskjaer’s everlasting boss and is about to be answerable for a summer season exodus at Old Trafford, which is about to see the likes of midfielder Paul Pogba depart.

And Kuszczak – who performed 61 instances for United and was a part of a squad that received three Premier League titles and the 2007-08 Champions League – has backed such an identical overhaul of the ‘underperforming’ taking part in workers.

‘Obviously, the entire course of from final season has come to an finish. Quite a lot of disappointment,’ Kuszczak stated when talking completely to Sportsmail courtesy of bet365.

‘We’ve introduced in a brand new supervisor and he is tried to vary issues inside the group, however we’re now in a spot the place we have now to be trustworthy, admit this group is underperforming and alter the gamers.

They sit sixth in the Premier League, six points behind Arsenal having played a game more

They sit sixth within the Premier League, six factors behind Arsenal having performed a sport extra

Paul Pogba (R) is set to lead a summer exodus once Erik ten Hag replaces Ralf Rangnick (L)

Paul Pogba (R) is about to guide a summer season exodus as soon as Erik ten Hag replaces Ralf Rangnick (L)

‘We’ve been by way of so many managers now and I believe it is time the gamers go. If Manchester United need to get again heading in the right direction and begin performing once more, they want contemporary blood.

‘It all relies upon although on how the brand new supervisor needs to play. The philosophy of Manchester United has all the time been attacking soccer and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried that, Rangnick tried that and it would not work. Two completely different managers previously 12 months with the identical core squad and nothing works.’

Kuszczak labelled his ex-club ‘surprising’ after struggling 5-0 and 4-0 top-flight defeats by the hands of Liverpool this season, and believes solely goalkeepers David De Gea and Dean Henderson are assured of being on the club subsequent season as soon as ten Hag takes over.

‘Obviously, I count on lots of modifications. I need to see my beloved group taking part in on the proper stage and never conceding 9 objectives in opposition to Liverpool in a single season and two video games,’ he added.

‘It’s surprising and each position is underneath question, other than the goalkeeper. David and Dean are very robust. Those are the one two who’re secure.

Kuszczak (L), who won the 2007-08 Champions League with United, is in favour of a squad overhail

Kuszczak (L), who received the 2007-08 Champions League with United, is in favour of a squad overhail

‘The relaxation, every position you have a look at there’s all the time questions. [Cristiano] Ronaldo is doing very effectively however he is getting on now and cannot be given a lot duty on the age of 37. But in abstract each a part of the group must be modified!’

Kuszczak additionally backed his former Man United team-mates De Gea and Ronaldo – who he says ‘has accomplished nothing mistaken’ since re-joining the club from Juventus final summer season – as potential successors to Harry Maguire as club captain. 

Rangnick fuelled debate earlier this week over whether or not Maguire – who might now miss the remainder of the season with a knee damage  – ought to stay as Man United captain underneath ten Hag by insisting skippers ought to be elected by team-mates.

But the former Poland worldwide goalkeeper insists the underperforming England star is to not blame for United’s struggles.

He also believes only David De Gea (L) and Dean Henderson (R) are guaranteed to be at Old Trafford next season

He additionally believes solely David De Gea (L) and Dean Henderson (R) are assured to be at Old Trafford subsequent season

Asked if De Gea ought to be made United captain, Kuszczak stated: ‘Of course. Usually, the club captain is somebody who has lots of if not essentially the most expertise inside the group. 

‘There are so many good names who may very well be captain: Ronaldo, De Gea, I do not see why both of them aren’t already.

‘You can inform after so a few years at United De Gea has all of the ability, expertise and data required to be captain. 

‘It’s not simply because he is my buddy and a fellow goalkeeper. It’s the quantity of video games underneath his belt, if the supervisor decides to make him club captain, he’ll do a fantastic job.’

Kuszczak believes Ronaldo or De Gea should be named United captain under Ten Hag (above)

Kuszczak believes Ronaldo or De Gea ought to be named United captain underneath Ten Hag (above)

On Maguire, the 40-year-old added: ‘I would not blame Harry Maguire. I do know he is getting lots of criticism however there’s extra to it than him. He carried out very effectively at Leicester, the English nationwide group and even United when he first joined.

‘I would not say that he makes errors after errors. I would not even blame the centre backs for the defensive errors, I’d say the entire group is underperforming.

‘These gamers are adequate to carry out at an elite stage, however the entire structure at United would not work.’

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