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Glenn Hoddle Blames Manchester United's Non-English Speaking Players For Liverpool Rout

Glenn Hoddle Blames Manchester United's Non-English Speaking Players For Liverpool Rout
Kevin Dowling
By Kevin Dowling
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Football pundit Glenn Hoddle has claimed Manchester United's shocking 7-0 defeat to Liverpool was caused by a lack of British and Irish players in the side.

Manchester United went to Anfield on Sunday hoping to catch up on the two teams ahead of them in table. However, it was there most embarrassing defeat in 91 years. They got humiliated by Jürgen Klopp's team and lost 7-0. The last time such a defeat was witnessed by United fans was in 1931 in a loss against Wolves.

Erik Ten Hag described this defeat as "unprofessional" and said he is "alarmed" by the result. The Manchester United coach believes that the performance of his players was "unacceptable" and  he punished players directly after the final whistle.

Glenn Hoddle reaction

Former England manager and Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle found a very bizarre reason to explain United's defeat.


He said that when the Red Devils were down 3-0 that the players "lost their emotions"

Hoddle also added that this Manchester United squad doesn't have a player that can act as a leader except Casemiro. However he said that him not being English could be a problem:

I think they lost their emotions as a team. There is a lot of South Americans at this moment of time which is fantastic when everything is going well. I think emotionally at 2-0, 3-0 they felt the game was over and they lost their heads. They didn't have someone who was going to pull them together, in yesteryear like an [Paul] Incey or a [Roy] Keane. They didn't have that sort of player there. Casemiro, I don't know how good his English is but he is the sort of player that could do it.

He confirmed Ten Hag's opinion on the team being "unprofessional". Despite agreeing with United's coach, he really insisted that the main reason to their loss was the lost of emotions. He mentioned that having a team with continental and South American players can have positive but also negative aspects.

Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford were the only English players that Erik Ten Hag started on Sunday.

It's one of the less credible takes we've seen in the aftermath of the game, but it's interesting to see views like this still being expounded from British pundits.


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