Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has warned that the Red Devils will finish in the bottom half of the Premier League table this season if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves.
He said should the Portuguese be allowed to go, United must be able to bring in good players.
United are finding the new season very frustrating, losing their first two games home and away to lowly rated side – Brighton and Brentford.
The Red Devils were bashed 4-0 by Brentford on Saturday which followed a 2-1 loss to Brighton on the opening day.
“I think they[Manchester United] are damned if they do[let him leave] and damned if they don’t,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“The problem is now that if they lose him then there’s nothing left in terms of goal-scoring.
“I genuinely think they could finish in the bottom half of the table. I think it’s a bottom half of the table team” if Manchester United fail to buy quality players in the next few weeks.