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Arsenal legend Petit tears into ’shameful’ Manchester United players

Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has launched a damning attack on the current crop of Manchester United players.

Former France international Petit believes Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is being let down by a group of players he has labelled as ‘good for nothings,’ after their first-half performance against Bournemouth last weekend.

The Red Devils did eventually come back from 1-0 down to beat Bournemouth 2-1, although Petit believes several members of Mourinho’s squad simply aren’t good enough to be playing for the Old Trafford club.

“I don’t know but I know that Mourinho is doing his best,” Petit told RMC Sport.

“That’s not enough, but I think that a lot of players in his team should really look in the mirror.

“Matic first, is it his brother that signed for United from Chelsea? Except for the last season where he did good he is light years from what he is capable of.

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“He’s not the only one, there’s Ashley Young and that’s without even talking about the central defence. What are they doing at Manchester United?

“I’m tired of Smalling. You know me, I’m not someone who hammers players so easily. But for him, I’ve been asking myself for years. These players are not good enough to play in a club as big as Manchester United and that has been going on for years.

“The game against Bournemouth after 30 minutes I was ashamed for the United players. I was ashamed for this mythical club, I was ashamed for its history, I was ashamed for Mourinho, I was ashamed for his staff, I thought to myself, but what is this a team of good for nothings.

“Guys who don’t give it their all who watch each other play. No inspiration. Honestly, it was shameful when you represent a club like that. It was shameful, I’ve never seen United so bad for thirty minutes, under Mourinho’s command.”

United currently sit seventh in the table after 11 games and face Premier League leaders Man City in the Manchester Derby this weekend.

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