Danny Murphy, a former Liverpool player, has criticised Manchester United for celebrating their Premier League 4-2 win over Leeds United last weekend.
Murphy described Manchester United’s victory over Leeds as “like they had won the Premier League title,” adding that it is a tragedy.
Manchester United held off a Leeds comeback to defeat Marcelo Bielsa’s side in a high-octane match at Elland Road on Sunday.
Ralf Rangnick’s side has reinforced their hold on fourth place in the Premier League table, moving four points ahead of fifth-placed West Ham.
Man United’s expectations, according to Murphy, “have to be higher.”
“The only thing I can say about [Manchester] United is that this is how far they’ve come, which is a shame because they’re a wonderful club,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“However, they were enjoying their win at Leeds – which secured fourth place for the time being – as if they had won the title.”
“All right, passion and emotion — I get it. But this is Manchester United. Okay, they’ve moved up to the fourth place. Congratulations, boys, on your victory at Leeds, who have conceded the second-most goals in the Premier League.
Danny Murphy also noted that Man United has spent the most in the League in recent times and need to do better.