Former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll says that the club has lost their fighting spirit under the new management of David Moyes. The club have been struggling with poor form for most of this season, and it looks to be their worst for a long time.
They are in danger of missing out on Champions League football for next season after languishing seventh in the table with only 10 matches remaining in the season. Their main competitors for the top four places – Liverpool – are closer to the table leaders Chelsea rather than Manchester United.
One of the main problems for the club this season has been scoring goals, which is something that has never troubled United during the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
This is primarily due to the lack of fighting spirit according to Carroll, who played for United under Ferguson for a couple of years. United’s recent match ended in a 2-0 defeat against Olympiakos, which is about to put them out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage itself. United were expected to comfortably win against the Greek outfit, despite their opposition coming into the match in a good run of form. However, they were able to muster only one shot on target during the entire 90 minutes.
“(The first-leg win) was a shock for a lot of press people but the players knew themselves they had a chance. 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,” said Carroll.