Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick did not hide his feelings at all after his side were humiliated by rivals Liverpool (4-0) on Tuesday night.
“It’s embarrassing, it’s disappointing, maybe even humiliating,” said Rangnick. “We have to accept Liverpool are six years ahead of us now.
“When Jurgen Klopp came they changed at the club and lifted not just the team but the club and city to a new level. That is what needs to happen with us in the next transfer windows.”
The German, who is to take a two-year advisory role come the end of the season, warned big changes are afoot at Old Trafford ahead of the expected arrival of new boss Erik ten Hag.
“There will be a rebuild for sure but that does not help us when we still have five games to play,” said Rangnick, with United still three points off fourth-placed Tottenham, having played a game more.
“If you analyse the situation it is not difficult to analyse. For me, it is clear there will be six, seven, eight, maybe ten new players. Before you sign those players you need to be aware how you want to play”
Liverpool are temporarily on top of the Premier League standings on 76 points after 32 games as Manchester City – who are on 74 points – play tonight against Brighton and Holve Albion.