Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes David Moyes is being let down by five or six players who ‘don’t care’ about the club, and has called on the United boss to launch a January clear out, reports the Daily Mail.
United have slumped to ninth in the Premier League after losing consecutive home games for the first time in twelve years last week.
The home defeats to Everton and Newcastle United have made United legend Schmeichel make a plea with Moyes to get rid of the players in January who he feels are not pulling their weight.
‘I think more than anything, he should let players go. There are some players in there that are not doing the job and haven’t been doing the job for a bit now,’ he said.
‘To be a Manchester United player, it requires a certain level of performance, mentality and you have got to be proud to be a Manchester United player. I just see with five or six players that they don’t care and we [United] have never ever had players that don’t care. You should care.
‘It’s so obvious. Everyone is talking about it. Let’s say the club have 560 million supporters. If you are named in the first eleven, you carry the responsibility for 560million people’s well being at that time. That’s a lot of people. There are 75,000 people there at Old Trafford every time you play a game.
‘This is what you have to understand when you are a Manchester United player – this is the kind of responsibility you have to take on the pitch. Certain players look like they don’t care and they should not be at Manchester United.
‘I think David Moyes will already have identified that, and the statement that he will make by letting players go will be more powerful than the statement he will make by bringing players in.’