Man Utd staff member overheard BRUTALLY ripping into FOUR players before Chelsea draw

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29 April 2019 04:45

Manchester United and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw on Sunday, all but ending the Red Devils' hopes of playing in the Champions League next season.Juan Mata gave the home side the ideal start, finding the net after Luke Shaw had teed him up with a lofted pass.Chelsea dealt Manchester United a major blow, however, with Marcos Alonso taking full advantage of another David De Gea mistake to earn them a crucial point and give Maurizio Sarri's side a key top four advantage.United were significantly better than in midweek, where they slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Before the game, however, a well-known member of club staff was overhead brutally ripping into four players - with Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku all coming under fire.On Lindelof, the individual in question expressed a belief that the Sweden international was a competent player - but one unable to tackle.They believe the Sweden international is a player who is a stark contrast to dominant United defenders of old such as Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Gary Pallister.But Lindelof was not the only United star who came in for criticism.The United staff member also expressed their bafflement at Chris Smalling and Phil Jones still being at the club.

The consensus was that he thought the duo were never good enough for United in the first place.And Sir Alex Ferguson's judgement was also questioned, with the member believing the Scot had 'lost the plot' when he said Jones could be a club legend upon retirement.Smalling, it was claimed, peaked under Louis van Gaal.And the United staff member also questioned why Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan are prepared to fight for Romelu Lukaku this summer.

Lukaku has been tipped to leave for Serie A and done nothing to dampen the transfer talk.And the member of staff slammed the Belgium international's first touch, while also criticising his bulky frame.Solskjaer, meanwhile, will now turn his attentions to next weekend.The Red Devils face Huddersfield Town in the penultimate game of the Premier League season on Sunday (2pm).

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