BBC Sport has apologized for a message shown on their news bulletin board describing the words, ‘Manchester United is a piece of trash’.
In a news clip on May 24, this sentence can be seen at the bottom of the screen.
It was just the latest in an embarrassing season for United, where they were mocked for their scandalous Premier League performances.
The Red Devils are sixth in the table, a far cry from the expectations the club has been aiming for during the campaign.
The signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane last summer added to a team that finished second last season. There are expectations of a title or at least a domestic cup win.
However, Manchester United have been disappointing both domestically and in Europe. They left the UEFA Champions League at the R16 stage against Atletico Madrid.
They also entered the Carabao Cup against West Ham United in the third round, losing 0-1 at Old Trafford.
In the FA Cup, they were even more disappointed, when they lost to champions Middlesbrough on penalties.
Erik ten Hag will find a way to revive Manchester United after an embarrassing season
Despite the hilarity behind the Manchester United message as ‘trash’, it’s hard to disagree with the view given the massive drop from grace the club has encountered.
The Reds have experienced their worst title drought in 40 years, winning just three major trophies since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. They won their last title in 2017 in the form Europa League. They also accumulated their lowest score ever in the Premier League, finishing with just 58 points.
Erik ten Hag was appointed the club’s new manager in April and will now look to bring back the good times at Old Trafford.
United have been somewhat of a laughing stock to their rivals this season, with Liverpool and Manchester City having enjoyed successful seasons.
Ten Hag is adamant that the successes of those two fierce rivals may be over. He looks set to end Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s hold on the league.
He told reporters during his first press conference as United boss (via SI):
“In this moment, I admire both. Liverpool and Manchester City play great football, but you always see an era that can come to an end. I look forward to a battle with them and I’m sure Other clubs will want to do it.”
Ten Hag’s first move could be to manage a squad with plenty of players like Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Nemanja Matic set to leave the club this summer.
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