Jadon Sancho has been “getting away with murder” for Man United and Scott McTominay and Fred are also not good enough, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker insisted Erik ten Hag would do well to guide Man United to a sixth place finish with his current squad.
The Ten Hag-era got off to the worst possible start with a 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday (7 August).
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Sancho, Fred and McTominay all started the game as United lined up without a recognised striker.
“I look at Man United and they’re just not good enough,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“It’s not the manager’s fault, it’s not the players’ fault, they are just not good enough.
“Jadon Sancho has been getting away with murder since he signed, I think it’s three goals he’s scored.
“He’s playing within himself, he doesn’t take anyone on, I’ve not seen him outpace anyone since he’s been at Man United. He’s been so, so bad. For £70million, it’s baffling.
“If someone said to me that McTominay and Fred were coming to Aston Villa, I think I’d stop supporting them. They are not good enough for the Premier League, let alone Man United.
“They are in a bad way. Diogo Dalot at right-back is not good enough. [Christian] Eriksen and [Bruno] Fernandes need the right runners and Sancho doesn’t run in behind, he wants it to feet.
“As bad as it sounds, they could finish eighth or ninth. We talk about them finishing sixth, sixth would be an achievement with that squad.
“They are just not good enough, individually. As a squad, they are not good enough, simple as that.”