Ryan Giggs Defends Jose Mourinho, Aims Dig At Manchester United Players

Ryan Giggs has hit out at Manchester United players asking them to take the responsibility following Manchester United’s shambolic defeat at the hand of Liverpool.

Liverpool took the deserving lead through Sadio Mane but a howler from Liverpool custodian Alisson saw Jesse Lingard reducing the parity. But a late double from Xherdan Shaqiri piled more pressure on Jose Mourinho whose future is now hanging over a thread.

Inconsistency have been the main reason behind their downfall as the Red Devils failed to show any resistance against the Reds. Jurgen Klopp’s side registered 36 shots on target while United could only manage a handful.

Giggs said, “In the season, you can get beaten in these games.

“When United were winning leagues, we went to Anfield and got beaten plenty of times. We got beaten at Old Trafford.

“It’s just within this season. It tops it off that it’s been a disappointing season. Then, when you get beat by your rivals, obviously your fans won’t be happy.

“Jose takes a lot of stick, rightly or wrongly, but the players have got to take responsibility as well.

“He’s not the one out there miscontrolling it, he’s not the one going out to [Sadio] Mane like [Ander] Herrera did and making a stupid challenge.

“It’s a bigger story though. The season so far, when you don’t beat the likes of Wolves, don’t beat Crystal Palace at home, you have to take the criticism. The players in that squad at the moment are better than that.

“The standards of Manchester United over the years has been high and these players have dropped below that. The manager has to take a lot of stick for that.”

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