Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United legacy has been undone, claims Schmeichel

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The Old Trafford legend says he was bored to death by watching Manchester United this past season.

In comments made on Sky Sports earlier this week, Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel claims the legacy of former boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been undone in a very short period of time, adding that he as been bored to death by watching his former team over the past season.

United ended their Premier League campaign with a rearranged 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday, which was played out in front of sparse Old Trafford crowd all too aware that only a mathematical miracle would have handed them Champions League football next season. 

Failure to reach Europe's premier competition is sure to put further pressure on current boss Louis van Gaal, who was subjected to boos from some supporters during a post-match speech to fans. 

With Jose Mourinho allegedly waiting in the wings, speculation surrounding the Dutchman's future is likely to continue over the coming weeks.

And Schemeichel admits he sympathises with the fans' frustrations, adding that the culture of the club has been changed for the worse. 

The Dane, part of the famous treble-winning squad of 1999, told Sky Sports before Tuesday's game: "Manchester United - a club that I love and have followed since I was a kid - have bored me to death this season

"We are one of those clubs that has been dragged in completely the wrong direction. We never used to play football the way we play now. We never played for 1-0 and then defend. We always went for the second goal and the third."

During his eight years working under erguson, Schmeichel won five league titles, three FA Cups, one League Cup, and the Champions League, during what was the team's most dominant spell in English football. 

Having seen the footballing empire built by his former manager first-hand, Schmeichel admits he is worried that all of the Scot's good work has been reversed. 

"All the hard work that Sir Alex put in to recover what was there from Sir Matt Busby has been undone in a very short period of time. I, as a fan, want to be winning but to entertain equally as much too. I want exciting players."

One player that Schmeichel believes could help to reinvigorate the side is Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been strongly linked with a move since leaving Paris St Germain as a free agent.

"I would love for him [Ibrahimovic] to come to Manchester United, I've said this for a long time," he said. "He was born to play for Manchester United.

"He's like an Eric Cantona, who can inspire all the guys in the dressing room but also the supporters. That's what it's all about. It's not about having a Sunday nap at Old Trafford."

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