Monday 20 November 2017

Dwight Yorke describes Memphis Depay's back pass header as 'the worst ever' and bookmaker pays out on Van Gaal to be sacked

Former striker slams Manchester United for having 'no spark and no desire' as bookmaker pays out on Louis van Gaal to be sacked

Dwight Yorke has lambasted Memphis Depay. Reuters / Darren Staples
Dwight Yorke has lambasted Memphis Depay. Reuters / Darren Staples

Callum Davis

Dwight Yorke has joined the long list of former Manchester United players to condemn Louis van Gaal and his players.

Manchester United's trip to the Britannia had been billed as a 'must-win' game for Louis van Gaal who is fighting for his future in the face of pressure from fans and pundits alike.

United's 2-0 defeat to the Potters represents their fourth consecutive loss; a run of form which has led one prominent bookmaker to pay out on bets for Louis van Gaal to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked.

United fell behind a mere twenty minutes into the the game when Memphis Depay's attempted back pass to David de Gea allowed Xherdan Shaqiri to steal in and pull the ball back for Bojan Krkic to poke Stoke in front.

Speaking at half time in the Sky Sports studio, Dwight Yorke unleashed a damning assessment of Depay's ill-fated defending.

"Memphis Depay's header is the worst diving header I've ever seen," said Yorke.  "You have to deal with those situations better, he has to be more decisive."

First half goals from Marko Arnautovic and Bojan Krkic handed Stoke a two goal lead at a blustery Britannia stadium. "I can't believe what my eyes are seeing. I'm seeing a Manchester United team with no spark and no desire," said Yorke.

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, joined the droves of disgruntled Manchester United fans on Twitter at half time. "I'm not even surprised, that's what hurts even more," Ferdinand tweeted.

One bookmaker has taken the decision to pay out on bets for Louis van Gaal to be the next Manchester United manager to be sacked after Stoke's 2-0 win consigned United to their fourth consecutive defeat; their third consecutive Premier League loss.

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