Tyson Fury, a British boxer, has responded to Manchester United’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League derby on Saturday.
After Man United’s defeat against Pep Guardiola’s side, Fury said that the players are not ‘digging deep’ under their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He also quipped that Man United is ‘getting a greater thrashing than’ his former heavyweight opponent Deontay Wilder, implying that he and former Man United defender Patrice Evra may have to visit the club’s training grounds to straighten up the squad.
Man City won all three points against Man United at Old Trafford thanks to Eric Bailly’s early own goal and a score from Bernado Silva.
“After today’s defeat to City, it’s fair to say United are taking a worse beating than Deontay Wilder took in all his fights against me,” Fury said in an Instagram video after the game.
“We are absolutely getting smashed out there. I think partly it is because the players – with no disrespect to any of you – it doesn’t seem like you are digging deep to try and win these games.
“It just seems like you’re happy to get through them and whatever happens, happens.
“You know, when I fought Wilder and I was on the floor, and any man I’ve ever fought, I never believed I was going to lose the fight.
“I always believed I would come back and win, and that is called a winner’s mentality, something that you guys in the last two games have just not had.
“I think me and Patrice Evra will come down to training and give you some of that [fist] and give you the hard words that you need.”