I was Man Utd captain when they were relegated last in 1974… this team are WORSE than us and history can be repeated

MANCHESTER UNITED’S flops have been warned they aren’t too good to go down — by the captain of the crew the final time they had been relegated.

Willie Morgan was the Crimson Devils skipper once they plunged out of Division One in 1974.

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And he delivered a damning verdict on the present crop of Previous Trafford flops by telling them: “You’re even worse than us.”

Former Scotland winger Morgan informed SunSport: “They are saying nobody’s too good to go down and that previous adage actually applies to the present bunch of gamers.

“The alarm bells have gotten to be ringing round Previous Trafford as a result of we went down and we had been a greater crew than this lot now.

“We had higher gamers, a togetherness that bonded us and an actual camaraderie however nonetheless got here a cropper.



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“We made the error of feeling we had been too good to go down at first however we acquired unfortunate with accidents and had plenty of unhealthy luck.

“The current lot really are pathetic — they aren’t as good as we were so they’ll be praying that Lady Luck doesn’t turn against them.”

Again in 1973-74, Morgan skippered a crew in turmoil with Sir Bobby Charlton retiring, terrace idol George Greatest going off the rails and Denis Legislation transferring to arch-rivals Metropolis.

United had reached the head of membership soccer underneath Sir Matt Busby once they beat Benfica within the European Cup remaining at Wembley in 1968 however the Scot’s departure noticed the membership go into free-fall.

A harrowing 5-0 defeat at Crystal Palace in December 1972 underneath boss Frank O’Farrell was an indication of issues to come back after which Tommy Docherty did not cease the rot.

And United’s 36-year unbroken keep in top-flight soccer was led to 1974 when Legislation famously returned to Previous Trafford.

He condemned the Red Devils to relegation with a back-heeled winner he known as a ‘fluke’.

Morgan, 77, stated: “Fortunes had been clearly fading at United that season and all the pieces that might go fallacious did go fallacious for us.

“You simply don’t ponder pondering you possibly can probably go down while you’re at a membership of United’s stature however all the pieces appeared to conspire towards us.

“And when you’re in that scenario and gravity is pulling at your legs and nothing goes your manner, it’s wonderful how troublesome it’s to get out of hassle.


“It’s too early to say the present crew are in a relegation struggle as a result of we’re solely two video games in however they should get their act collectively and do it shortly.

“The present aspect look spineless and that’s one thing that might by no means be levelled at our aspect and the way in which folks like Harry Maguire are falling aside speaks volumes.

“But the thing that really worries me will be the fact they are a right mess on and off the field. It’s a sorry state of affairs and it breaks my heart because I love the club.”

Morgan, who performed 236 occasions for United, says the finger of blame must be pointed on the Glazers.

He stated: “The membership is drifting dangerously within the fallacious course and that’s acquired to be all the way down to the homeowners and the folks they appoint to the highest positions.

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“The Glazers are clearly only in it for the money — not like the Metropolis, Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle homeowners who’re in it for the facility and the glory.

“They may be blissful that the membership retains churning out {dollars} for them however they maintain getting huge choices fallacious and that’s means they maintain appointing the fallacious folks to key jobs.

“The Glazers clearly know nothing about soccer. In the event that they weren’t clueless who else would the membership eliminate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and produce within the interim Ralf Rangnick.

“After which they make issues worse by hiring somebody who appears extra like a below-average college trainer than a soccer supervisor.

“He’s hasn’t acquired that air of a supervisor by no means by any means. He hasn’t acquired a clue. He’s acquired no authority.

“That’s stunned me as a result of when he got here in and informed them he didn’t need Rangnick round I believed it confirmed he meant enterprise.


“It was a promising begin however he ought to have gone additional and cleared the board of at the very least ten gamers to make manner for the children to liven issues up.

“However the way in which he’s faffing round with Cristiano Ronaldo is a joke. I don’t blame Ronaldo for not eager to play with this bathe.

“When he wanted out they should have got rid straight away. It’s a terrible mess and the Ronaldo situation creates chaos.”

Bitter rivals Liverpool will aim to compound United misery once they head to Previous Trafford on Monday.

Morgan stated: “The Previous Trafford worry issue isn’t there anymore however the present gamers can take an enormous step towards bringing again the great previous days towards the previous enemy.


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“It ought to focus minds and produce the most effective out of underdogs. I hope they get again on monitor for the supporters’ sake.

“If we went down, God forbid, I don’t think we’d come back for a while.”

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