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Geoffrey Boycott lashes out at Manchester United, terms it ‘disappointment’

KSW Monitoring Desk


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Geoffrey Boycott speaking to Man U TV

Known for hard hitting Cricket punditry, the former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has lashed out at current Manchester United football side for its form and style of football.

The former England great also questioned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s credentials to manage a club of United’s stature.

Boycott was speaking to Man United TV at the Manchester United’s Player of the Year awards on Thursday, May 9.

When asked what Manchester United means to him now, Boycott replied, “Disapppointment, more than anything!”

Boycott also had a straightforward assessment of the club under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, under whom United went 15 Premier League matches undefeated after being appointed as the caretaker manager in December, 2018 following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

“For half of the season, there was hope, some enjoyment, some good time. Somehow it has faded away towards the end,” he told the club’s official channel MUTV.

“The football hasn’t been inspiring. If anything, they have let themselves down and the people who supported Man United down. It is not just the results, some of the football (they played) has been hard to watch,” Boycott said.

The former England batsman expressed his doubts over Solskjaer’s capabilities of managing a big club as Manchester United after spending three years as the manager of Norwegian side Molde FK after a brief spell at Welsh side Cardiff in 2014.

“He doesn’t have the record of experience, does he? He did short time at Cardiff and resigned honorably. He has looked after a team in his home country, but its not the Premier League,” he said.

The Red Devils are currently sixth in the table with all the hopes of Champions League football next season extinguished.