Sky Sports pundits Jose Mourinho, Roy Keane and Graeme Souness have warned Manchester United could face a struggle to even make the top six in the Premier League following their 2-0 defeat at West Ham.

Speaking on Sky Sports, former United boss Mourinho said his former club had failed to improve this season, while Graeme Souness said “this is the worst group Manchester United have had since the Premier League started” and former United skipper Roy Keane described himself as “shocked and saddened” by United’s demise.

Analysis: Manchester United further away than ever?

Mourinho fears top-six Manchester United struggle

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Jose Mourinho fears Manchester United will struggle to get into the top six

Jose Mourinho fears Manchester United will struggle to get into the top six

Three-time Premier League winner Mourinho said: “I don’t think they are a team capable of fighting for the top two.

“They are far [from the top two]. It’s difficult for me to answer. For two seasons I could feel lots of positive things; obviously the third season was not good enough. I was sacked – probably deservedly because the final responsibility comes as a manager – but the sad reality is they’re worse than before.