Gary Neville believes Ralf Rangnick could leave Manchester United before the end of the season, based on the shocking performance his team produced at Anfield.
The former United captain, an outspoken critic of the team’s spectacular collapse this season, was stunned at the defeat, particularly the first half in which his old club were fortunate to only trail by two goals.
And that prompted Neville to offer the opinion that he would not be surprised to see the German veteran manager leave Old Trafford before the end of his interim deal, which runs until season’s end.
“He’s ready to go, him,” said Neville. “It’s only his class and his professionalism that’s stopping him telling us what he really thinks of these players. It could come.
“Arsenal away Saturday, Chelsea at home Thursday… I can’t think he’s going to keep on watching this. He’s alluded to it in a couple of interviews but it really is low because there was nothing in that first half.”
Neville, and former team mate Roy Keane, led the criticism of United’s latest lacklustre display, in their roles as television pundits.
Keane: ‘There’s no leadership, no fight, no determination’
“It’s not anger now, it’s sadness,” said Keane. “You look at the United team, there’s no heart, no soul, no leaders. There is disarray at the club from the top. They need a new manager, they need players in and players out.
“It’s so sad to see. It’s not the club I played for. It’s chalk and cheese. This is not the Manchester United I used to play for. I don’t see a Manchester United team out there fighting and with pride.