The Red Devils were comprehensively beaten by the League One side at the Stadium MK on Tuesday night. Louis van Gaal’s stalled start to the season continued as Manchester United were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by the club founded just 10 years ago.
BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker had some harsh advice for United who completed the signing of Argentine attacker Angel Di Maria just hours before kick-off on Tuesday for a club record and British record transfer fee of £59.7 million from European champions Real Madrid.
It's not Di Maria Manchester United need, it's Di Moyes.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 26, 2014
David Moyes was sacked after just 11 months in charge at Old Trafford and his replacement Louis van Gaal was seen to be the man to bring back the glory days at Old Trafford after a disappointing season under the Scot who came in to replace Sir Alex Ferguson after 26 years.
United played a weakened side, compared to the team that drew 1-1 with Sunderland at the weekend but the line-up still contained a number of senior players, full internationals, and brand new signings.
No.1 David De Gea will be disappointed to have let in four goals from a third-tier English side fronted by Arsenal loanee Benik Afobe. Senior players Anderson, Jonny Evans, Shinji Kagawa, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Adnan Januzaj all featured in the defeat along with a selection of the club’s most promising youngsters.
However, on that display, the manager will be concerned over the quality and depth of his squad that now, without the Capital One Cup and European competition, will have only the FA Cup and Premier League left to challenge for.
Do you expect Van Gaal to turn it around? Where would United be with Moyes?