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Shearer: Manchester United are an embarrassment

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has labeled the recent goings on at Manchester United as an embarrassment.

The Old Trafford outfit have started the season in poor form and behind the scenes issues at the club have been dominating the headlines for several months now.

Although, Jose Mourinho’s side did manage to win for the first time in four games against Newcastle on Saturday, the 20 time league Champions very much remain a club engulfed in turmoil.

Shearer believes that everybody at the club from the manager and the players, to the board, must all take responsibility for the mess the club have become in recent times.

“The whole club of late has been embarrassing,” Shearer said on BBC’s MOTD.

“I think they all have to share the blame.”

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“This team defensively only conceded one more goal than Manchester City last season, and they are all over the place this year because they are constantly hearing their manager tell them they are not good enough.

“The board has not backed Jose Mourinho either, though. I think that is clear. They needed a centre-half in the summer and he did not get the backing that he wanted.

“And the players have to take their share of the blame because they can put the effort in like they did in the second half against Newcastle.

“You did not see that in the defeat at West Ham last week or the goalless draw against Valencia in the Champions League in midweek, but they can do it.”

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