Manchester United have got ‘no chance’ of winning the Premier League title in the next ‘ten years’, insists Charlie Austin, who believes that the Red Devils have lost their ‘fear factor’.
Their performances under new boss Ralf Rangnick have failed to improve and, despite spending around £120million last summer, they sit seventh in the table.
And Austin, who currently plays for Championship side Queens Park Rangers, believes that it will be another decade before United win their next league title.
“You can go back as far as you want to: they are a shadow of what they were before,” Austin told talkSPORT.
“When I was growing up, Man United was the biggest team.
“Everybody would say, ‘Man United, they win trophies’ – United have got no chance of winning the Premier League in years and years!
“They have got no chance, let’s be honest, of winning the Premier League for nearly ten years.”
Rangnick came to the club as the ‘Godfather of gegenpressing’, with many supporters expecting heavy metal football, similar to what has been seen under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
However, this hasn’t been seen at Old Trafford yet, with the Red Devils scoring more than once in just one game since the German took over.
Austin believes they ‘have no identity’ at the moment, which was highlighted by their poor performance at home to Aston Villa in the FA Cup.
“They’re not great to watch and, alright, they won [on Monday] night, but the performance is what everybody wanted to see and it’s just not there,” Austin said.
“Looking at them, they have no identity”, he added. “I know it’s a big statement, but I see it.
“They don’t have the fear factor, they don’t have anything.”
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