Video: Arsene Wenger says he feels sorry for Man United, insists there is no hope in the team

Arsenal Legendary manager Arsene Wenger says no hope for Man United || Credit: Imago

Video: Arsene Wenger says he feels sorry for Man United, insists there is no hope in the team

Stephen Oladehinde 14:42 - 30.10.2023

After the Red Devils' heartbreaking 3-0 loss to rivals Manchester City on Sunday, Arsene Wenger declared that Manchester United was a team that had "no hope" remaining.

At Old Trafford, Erling Haaland scored twice for the Premier League winners and then set up Phil Foden for City's third goal.

Erik ten Hag's team faded in the second half and found it difficult to contain City's superiority in possession, despite United having glimpses of promise in the first half.

After the game, Arsenal's legendary manager Arsene Wenger spoke about Man United's performance and said he felt sorry for the team.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger || Credit; Imago
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger || Credit; Imago

Arsene Wenger on Man United performance

In light of the Red Devils' loss, former Arsenal manager Wenger conceded that 'there's no hope in the team' and expressed sympathy for the players.

The Frenchman told beIN Sports, as reported by Daily Mail, “I would say the gulf between the two teams became bigger and bigger as the game went on.

“In the end, for such a big club you felt sorry for Man United because there’s no hope there in the team.

“I don’t see where they can improve, basically. This team has lost confidence, quality and even spirit today. I would say it was not a great fighting spirit from Man United, on top of that.

“I believe where Man United suffers a lot, first of all, is about the quality, the individual quality of the players.

“And I felt today they were very poor to build the game up from the back. They gave the ball so many times to the goalkeeper when they had possibility to play forward. I would stay there.

“Then you make the whole team uncertain and lack confidence because when you feel the fear is behind, they do not want the ball.”

Following the loss, Manchester United dropped to eighth place in the Premier League, eight spots below the top four spots and 11 points behind league leaders Tottenham.

The Red Devils go to Craven Cottage on Saturday to play Fulham, after hosting Newcastle in the Carabao Cup midweek.