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England legend slams Manchester United as “embarrassing” despite Newcastle victory

England legend Alan Shearer says it is not just Jose Mourinho who should take the blame for Manchester United’s “embarrassing” start to the season.

United came from two goals down to beat Newcastle United 3-2 at Old Trafford earlier today, however the performance was unable to prevent the Red Devils from Shearer’s criticism.

“The whole club of late has been embarrassing,” former England striker Shearer said on BBC Match of the Day.

“I think they all have to share the blame.”

The win over the Magpies lifted United to eighth in the Premier League table, six points off joint leaders Manchester City and Liverpool, despite having played a game more.

And Shearer believes that United’s defence has been a huge part of their poor start to the new term. Only Cardiff, Huddersfield and Fulham have let in more goals this season in the top flight.

“This team defensively only conceded one more goal than Manchester City last season, and they are all over the place this year because they are constantly hearing their manager tell them they are not good enough,” he said.

“The board has not backed Jose Mourinho either, though. I think that is clear. They needed a centre-half in the summer and he did not get the backing that he wanted.

“And the players have to take their share of the blame because they can put the effort in like they did in the second half against Newcastle.

“You did not see that in the defeat at West Ham last week or the goalless draw against Valencia in the Champions League in midweek, but they can do it.”