Keys: United are EIGHT players short, Fergie cost them Mourinho

Richard Keys has laid into Manchester United in his latest blog entry.

Former Sky TV pundit and current TalkSport host Richard Keys says he struggles to see a way forward for Manchester United.

United suffered another home defeat in the Premier League yesterday when goals from Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez confined them to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool; the worst possible result for United fans.

Keys has called for big changes from Moyes, suggesting it could be a very long way back to the top for the current Premier League champions.

“I've been desperate all season long for David Moyes to be a success at Utd. Who knows - he might be yet, but I'm now very much of the opinion that it's not going to happen for him. Utd have to change it, or they will very soon be in that wilderness,” wrote Keys on his personal blog.

Keys has also questioned the calibre of the players at United, suggesting they aren’t good enough to hurt other sides at the top level of English and European football.

His opinion is that the current squad is eight players short of where it needs to be to contend for success and prevent the embarrassing defeats which have plagued the club throughout the season.

“I stand by what I said months ago. They're eight short. How many transfer window's is it going to take to get anywhere near that? And how much? I'm told they're going to spend £200m in the summer. On players? How much more will it cost to pay them?”

“Edison Cavani is a done deal - if they can persuade him to sign. It'll cost £80m to get him out of PSG. But will he want to join a team that might not even be playing Europa Lge football? If Utd weren't in crisis they very nearly are.”

The luxury Moyes had is that the industry and business which Manchester United guarantees globally will provide a large amount of cash for him to spend this summer regardless of league position and European football.

The brand is so big that the cash generated through sponsorship can help eradicate the shortcomings generated by not finishing in the top four and potentially not even getting a Europa League place.

If United decide to part ways with Moyes in the summer which is looking more and more likely, Keys also has some strong worded advice for the Glazers.

“Keep Fergie away from the decision making, the team coach and the tunnel. His ego cost them Mourinho. Don't let it happen again.”

Over to you Manchester United.

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