Former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll has warned manager, David Moyes, that supporters could lose their patience if results don’t improve.
The reigning Premier League champions have struggled since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, with United 12 points behind the Champions League spots and having played a game more than fourth-placed Manchester City.
Carroll played for Ferguson’s United from 2001 to 2005 but is now with Olympiakos, who beat United 2-0 last week, and he fears for his former club.
He told Sky Sports: “We watched a lot of Premier League games this season and knew United had not been performing. On the night when I was watching it live from the stands, I’ve never seen a Manchester United team like it.
“They’ve got good players but they had no hunger, no fight in the team, so it was a shock in that way but not a shock the way we played. The goals we got were well deserved.
“At the end of the day, you can be a good player but you have to give 100 percent and give everything. For me, Manchester United didn’t give that and looked like they had no hunger and fight for the game.
“I don’t know if they thought they would get an easy game but no professional should go into a football match and think that.”
He added: “David Moyes has had a tough start. He seems like a nice guy so I hope he does well, but the fans will have to be patient.
“I just don’t know how patient United fans can be because they don’t want to do an Arsenal and not win a trophy for that long, or be like Liverpool and go without winning the league for so many years.”