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Radio presenter Andy Goldstein delivered a passionate rant about Manchester United last night and fans will agree with every word.
United slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Manchester City in their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg and looked abject for most of the game.
Die-hard United fan Goldstein was on talkSPORT immediately after the game and with emotions high, he discussed the current state of his team.
"I'm not angry, I'm just upset. I'm just upset as to where my club is." :pray:
"This team is a million miles away from getting close to where they were."
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"I'm not angry, actually," Goldstein begun with, "I'm just upset."
"I'm upset as to where my club is now," he continued.
"I looked at the midfield tonight - Pereira, Fred and Lingard - and I said before the game we'd lose 4-0. After 38 minutes it looked bang on.
"I looked at that midfield and was sat there thinking: Giggsy, Scholes, Ronaldo, Keane, Beckham, Charlton, Carrick, Robson, Ince... I was thinking of great players United have had in the past."
He goes on to explain he expected a slump following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, but nothing this bad.
"This time now is a million miles away from getting close to where they were.
"In 2013 when Fergie left, he left a depleting squad but one I thought was still good enough to do some damage with a little bit of fresh blood.
"But there are a few players in United's squad who could be good enough for a title-winning squad - De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Rashford, Martial... that is probably it."
"This is why I've gone past angry - I was angry - and now I'm just upset."
January transfers are also discussed, but the 46-year-old was still downbeat.
"We are trying to get players like Jack Grealish, like Declan Rice, like James Maddison, like Jadon Sancho to join this team. One or two of them won't make a difference - United need five, six or seven players!
"Man City did it tonight without a number nine!
"I'm just really upset now."
It's a sentiment that's definitely echoed by the Old Trafford faithful.
The Premier League champions swept United aside and the home side were lucky to not see a repeat of the 6-1 scoreline nine years ago.
However, City boss Pep Guardiola was quick to dismiss claims that the tie is over and it's still all to play for in three weeks time.
He told BBC Radio 5 Live:
"It is not over. We have one more game and we'll see what happens.
"Of course Manchester United can come back. Last year here they lost to Paris St-Germain [in the Champions League] and qualified. They have the shirt which means history and pride."
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