Rio Ferdinand, a former player for Manchester United, says he feels bad for Cristiano Ronaldo and new manager Erik ten Hag.
He pointed out that the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market this summer has already dashed the hopes of Ten Hag and Cristiano Ronaldo.
On Saturday, as he watched his team disintegrate in front of him, the Dutch coach appeared helpless and lost.
The Red Devils suffered their second loss in as many games after goals from Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee, and Bryan Mbeumo.
They lost 2-1 to Erik ten Hag’s team in their first matchup against less talented Brighton.
“I feel sorry for Ten Hag,” the former England international told FIVEUK.
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“He’s come in under false pretences. He’s come in expecting new signings.
“People are moaning at Cristiano Ronaldo but he’s sitting there thinking, ‘I’m expecting new signings as well.’
“Now he’s [Ten Hag] probably sitting there thinking ‘I’ve been sold a dummy here, I didn’t know I was coming into this’.”
Ten Hag joined Manchester United at the conclusion of the previous campaign after leading Ajax to the Dutch league championship.
Christian Eriksen, a free agent addition, Lisandro Martinez from Ajax, and Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord are the only players that Manchester United have been able to sign.