Phil Bardsley is a 30 year old English defender who is performing for Stoke City but he used to perform with Manchester United and the veteran player still is a supporter of his former club but Bardsley said that it’s very hard trying to be a fan of Manchester United taking into consideration how the team of Louis van Gaal have been performing in this season as well as the previous one.
In 34 Premier League games, Manchester United has secured 59 points which is enough for them to secure the 5th position but they are aiming to seal a Champions League spot and they will need to clinch more victories in order to achieve their dream of competing in the European competition for the next season.
According to Phil Bardsley, Manchester United have been performing like a ‘’pub team’’ and they just aren’t the same squad that they used to be some time ago as the quality of the team has diminished and as a fan of them it hurts watching them.
“It is so frustrating to watch as a Manchester United fan. At times they look like they are back to their best, and then next week they look like the Dog and Duck. It hurts a little bit, I like to see Manchester United challenging for league titles and I don’t see that happening in the near future.” Stoke City’s Phil Bardsley said.
Bardsley is struggling trying to get consistent playing time with Stoke City and this is evident by the amount of matches that he has performed with the club. In this season Bardsley has made less than 10 league appearances. The English defender has managed to get time on the pitch in the latest matches of Stoke City but for the majority of the season, Bardsley has been out of the main team.