Former Manchester City and England star Trevor Sinclair says Manchester United should be docked six points for fielding a ‘disrespectful’ team in their defeat to Leicester.
A 2-1 win for Leicester at Old Trafford on Tuesday night strengthened their position in the top four while also handing Manchester City a fifth Premier League title.
Sinclair, a member of the England squad to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan, is delighted to see former side City back on top, however, he thinks an inquest is needed.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made ten changes to the side that beat Aston Villa on Sunday, with the likes of Amad Diallo, 18, and Anthony Elanga, 19, starting against the Foxes.
Many will agree that Solskjaer had no choice but to play a weakened team, with the Red Devils playing Villa two days earlier and their next outing on Thursday.
The main reason Man United have such a busy run this week is because the clash against Liverpool, originally scheduled for May 2, had to be rearranged after hundreds of Red Devils fans stormed Old Trafford.
But Sinclair believes United only have themselves to blame for ‘failing to safeguard their stadium’ and the result against Leicester has had a negative effect on clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham and Tottenham, who are fighting to finish in the Champions League places.
“Without being disrespectful to the players that played tonight, they made ten changes, this is their ‘B’ team,” Sinclair told talkSPORT.
“I think that’s disrespectful and it takes away from the top four race.
“Why didn’t the police and the club make amendments and make sure they safeguard the stadium? They didn’t do that.
“The teams that are going to suffer from Man United’s lack of due diligence, the ones who could miss out on the top four, are Chelsea possibly, Liverpool, West Ham and Tottenham.
“I think there needs to be a punishment for Man United. Three points isn’t enough because that doesn’t affect anything.
“I honestly feel the way they put out this team, the way they didn’t safeguard their stadium, I think a six-point deduction should be given to Manchester United.”
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