MANCHESTER UNITED have ZERO chance of winning the Premier League in the next decade as they lack ambition and structure.
That’s the damning verdict of former Premier League star Carlton Cole who feels United are void of any cohesion from the owners to the players.
Cole also reckons the Red Devils haven’t got any real leaders on or off the pitch, including Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, who the club wouldn’t have signed if they were preparing for the future.
And the retired striker puts the Red Devils’ woes down to their American owners The Glazers whom he claims have traded the club’s ambition for money.
Speaking on JOE’s YouTube channel, the West Ham academy U16 coach explained: “This is why Man United won’t win the league in the next ten years.
“There’s no club structure from the top all the way down to the pitch.
“There’s no leadership that I can see from the top all the down to the pitch. The Glazers have taken away the ambition to win games and now I feel its more to do with making money.
“I feel that having a 37-year-old which is not like Man United to have leading the attack when you’re rebuilding for the future.
“Success is built on a good foundation, which I don’t think Man United have at the moment.”
Another reason why Cole thinks Prem success will elude United for the next ten years is that whoever comes in to replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick this summer is going to need time to give the club a new identity.
He added: “Also, I really feel that the manager that comes in needs the time to be successful and build a new structure and way of playing.”
Several big names including Mauricio Pochettino, Erik Ten Hag and Antonio Conte have all been touted as Rangnick’s successor over the past few months.
But the Red Devils don’t seem to be any closer to naming a new boss with the Prem season ending in May.
Rangnick himself has admitted that he has no idea about who’s coming into replace him.
There’s no club structure from the top all the way down to the pitch.
But United will have to choose carefully as Roy Keane warned his former side that the incoming appointment will be the biggest decision in the club’s history.
The Red Devils’ urgent need for a complete overhaul was apparent in their dismal 4-1 loss to rivals Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Rangnick’s troops’ lack of fighting spirit against the Citizens showed just how far they’ve fallen behind the reigning Prem Champions.