Neil Warnock was left disappointed as his Cardiff City side were on the end of a 5-1 hammering at the hands of a resurgent Manchester United, saying they ket in ‘stupid goals’.
With Jose Mourinho’s bus finally moved out of the way, Manchester United were released from their defensive shackles by caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils raced to a 2-0 lead before Cardiff pulled one back via the penalty spot, only for United to score three more unanswered goals before the end.
Despite many pundits hailing Manchester United’s positive performance of attacking football, Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock didn’t quite see it in the same way…
“The first goal we conceded was a Sunday league goal. We started well but before you know it we were 2-0 down,” Warnock told BT Sport.
“I thought we came back well but then we conceded another stupid goal [before half-time].
“At half-time I still thought we had a chance. I thought if we get the next goal we might get something. It’s very disappointing.”
With one game left to play until the midway point of the season, Cardiff are in 17th in the Premier League, two points outside the drop zone.
“If you’d told me at the start of this season that we’d be out of the bottom three at Christmas I’d have snapped your hand off,” Warnock added.
“We’ve got two big games coming up [at Crystal Palace and Leicester]. We know we need to improve our away form.
“I wasn’t disappointed in the effort, it was just misdirected at times.”