Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha feels that the club’s players have to shoulder some of the blame being placed at David Moyes’ door for their poor season.
The defending Premier League champions find themselves out of the title race already, and look set to miss out on top level European qualification as they currently trail fourth placed Liverpool by 11 points with 11 games to go.
Their predicament went from bad to worse on Tuesday, as their Champions League hopes were dealt a massive blow following a shock 2-0 away loss at the hands of Olympiakos.
After the game Moyes – who replaced the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson after his retirement over the summer – took responsibility for their limp showing, but Saha believes that the players are just as at fault as their manager for the disappointing 2013/14 season:
“Ryan Giggs and others, who have so much experience like Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra, are top players,” he told talkSPORT.
“I think they are the ones who should help the manager. They’re missing some spark. There is a lack of urgency and as a result the performance [against Olympiakos was flat.
“I think the players should look at themselves.”