‘This is Man United… the expectations have GOT to be higher’: Danny Murphy slams Ralf Rangnick’s side for celebrating ‘like they had won the title’ after sealing victory at Leeds to cement fourth place
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has criticised Manchester United’s celebrations ‘like they had won the title’ after they sealed a 4-2 win over Leeds United.
Ralf Rangnick’s side held off a spirited fightback from Leeds to move further clear of their rivals for the final Champions League spot.
The Red Devils now sit four points clear of fifth-place West Ham United although Arsenal, Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur have games in hand as the race for Champions League football heats up.
Danny Murphy has criticised Manchester United’s celebrations in their 4-2 win over Leeds
Murphy says the Red Devils celebrated like ‘they had won the title’ in Leeds win at Elland Road
Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes gave United a 2-0 lead, but Leeds fought back with Rodrigo and Raphinha both notching goals early in the second-half, but Fred and Anthony Elanga came to the rescue to ensure the three points.
‘The thing I can say about United is that this is how far they have come, and it’s a shame because they are brilliant club,’ the former Liverpool midfielder told talkSPORT.
‘But they were celebrating that win at Leeds – to cement fourth position for the time being – like they had won the title.
Former Liverpool midfielder Murphy insists expectations have got to be higher than being fourth and beating Leeds
‘Ok, passion, emotion – I get it. But this is Man United. Ok, they’re now in fourth. Well done boys, you’ve won at Leeds, who have conceded the second most goals in the Premier League.
‘They’ve spent the most money in the Premier League and they’re celebrating fourth position and talking about, “A couple of months ago we wouldn’t have won this game”. Come on.
‘The expectations have got to be higher. I’m just saying this thing that United have won two in a week and are now in fourth and everything’s alright again – I don’t concur with that.’
Manchester United will face relegation threatened Watford on Saturday as they look to build on back-to-back victories in the Premier League.