Scotland International, Phil Bardsley, who currently plies his trade with English Premier League side Stoke City expressed his disappointment with his former club. Bardsley, the former Manchester United ace is saddened by watching how poorly the team is currently playing.
The right back who would turn 31 years old in June, who came through the youth ranks while Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge at Old Trafford, claims that the Red Devils’ inconsistency is what’s letting them down.
And he believes they’ve been like a pub team on occasions this season.
Bardsley told BBC Radio Five Live.
“At times they look like they are getting back to their best of what they can achieve.
“Then you watch them the next week and they look like the Dog and Duck.”
The former Manchester United player who spent an extensive time on loan in various clubs such as Burnley FC, Rangers, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Sunderland before joining Stoke City in 2014.
Bardsley has been unimpressed with his former club.
“It hurts a little bit, I like to see United challenging for league titles and I don’t see that happening in the near future.”
Bardsley also pointed out where he believes the Red Devils need to improve.
“I’ve watched them a lot, as soon as they pass the ball forward with pace and power, they create chances.
“For the majority of their games, they’ve been too slow, passing the ball sideways too many times and I think they are far too defensive,” he added.
The player missed more than half of the games for Stoke City as he didn’t join the squad,when he did he was on the bench all through. He has started just nine games out of 37 this season for his club and only just started getting regular games from february this year.