London May 7 (U.S.): Manchester United should want to finish this season now.
He achieved those five defeats in a row for United in the Premier League after crushing Brighton 4-0 on Saturday.
“It was a bad performance,” United coach Ralf Rangnick said. With only one game left this season – at Crystal Palace in two weeks’ time – United have little left to play in their fifth consecutive season without a trophy.
The team has already confirmed it will collect the fewest points since 1991 – two seasons before the Premier League era kicked off, according to the Associated Press.
If Eric ten Hag needs a reminder of the chaos he inherited when the current Ajax boss took charge at Old Trafford in the off-season, it was this embarrassing performance at the AMEX.
Moises Caicedo and Marc Cucurella scored their first goals in English football – and Cucurella broke down to tears with his shot in the 49th minute – before Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard finished from close range by an hour.
And United lost in their previous four matches away from home in the league, against Arsenal 3-1, against Liverpool 4-0, Everton 1-0, and Manchester City 4-1.
United are sixth, five points behind Arsenal, who are fourth, and they can’t Finish in the UEFA Champions League qualification spots.