At the start of the season and throughout, there have been calls of derision from many who have stated that this team is one of United’s worst and that it couldn’t hold a candle to some of United’s previous teams namely the treble winning side of 1999.
Whilst this team may never win over the nay sayers, it has one fan and a big one at that as 1968 European Cup winner Paddy Crerand has endorsed the team as the maintain their quest for silverware domestically but also in Europe.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Crerand asserted,
“I think this team would be slightly better than us.
“They are going to get to the European Cup final and win the league as well. We never did that. The year we won the European Cup we were pipped to the league by City.”
With the 1968 team including the likes of himself, Best, Charlton, Stiles and Foulkes this is high praise and many will refute his claims but Crerand’s words again go to show that this team isn’t as bad as initially made out even if it is missing components as fans have complained.