Paul Merson is shocked by Manchester United’s FA Cup exit.
Merson said: “Five years without a trophy. It’s unprecedented, a club of Man Utd stature, five years is such a long time. They brought [Cristiano] Ronaldo back to win the trophy, and it hasn’t happened. I know they are in the Champions League, but to be honest, I would be surprised if they won it. They have to come in the top four.
“It was a nightmare, the game should have ended at half-time, but they should have had enough in the second half and extra time to try and win it.
“Now it’s a snakes and ladders situation. They get to fourth place, then they go straight down the ladder. I just can’t tell how bad the result is on Friday, it’s a shocker.”
“Man Utd should put Middlesbrough to bed, and now they have a big, big football match against Burnley in midweek”