Former England international and Manchester City player Trevor Sinclair wants Manchester United to be docked 6 points from their Premier League tally.
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes to his starting XI for Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat to Leicester City, Sinclair believes that the Norwegian has disrespected the league and his team should now be punished.
"Without being disrespectful to the players that played tonight, they made 10 changes," he complained, "this is their ‘B’ team [and] I think that’s disrespectful and it takes away from the top four race."
Due to the postponement of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Liverpool earlier this month, Solskjaer has had to contend with overseeing four games in quick succession.
Tuesday's tie with Leicester came two days after United had beaten Aston Villa, and two days before they take on Liverpool this coming Thursday.
However, Sinclair argued on talkSPORT that the nature of this congested run-in was nobody's fault but United's themselves.
He suggested that had the club been better able to secure Old Trafford during the recent protests against the club's owners, they would not be in this situation now.
😠 “#MUFC made 10 changes. This is their B team. I think that’s disrespectful.”
😡 “I think there needs to be a punishment. 3 points isn’t enough. A 6 point deduction should be given.”
Trevor Sinclair explains why he thinks Man Utd should be docked 6 points... pic.twitter.com/QE9kxSS510
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 11, 2021
"The teams that are going to suffer from Man United’s lack of due diligence," he argued, "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."
Former Dundalk manager Vinny Perth joined the lads on Wednesday's OTB AM where he discussed how United can improve and challenge Manchester City next season.
You can watch that video back in full here.
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