first_imgJesse Lingard has been branded “diabolical” and Anthony Martial a “fizzy drink”, with former Manchester United star Paul Ince also taking aim at Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez.A man who once marshalled the midfield for the Red Devils has questioned some of the decisions being made at Old Trafford and the collective quality of the squad.United were unable to secure Champions League qualification again last season, with another managerial change being made, and are now in the process of having to rebuild once more. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Ince has suggested that is because too many players are not delivering to the required standard, with four international performers among those to have frustrated the most.”You’ve got Marcus Rashford who scored 11 goals last year and gets a new contract,” Ince told BBC 5Live.”Jesse Lingard was diabolical last year, he really, really was.”Then there’s Alexis Sanchez. They got nothing out of Sanchez whatsoever.”So as much as we’re talking about the defence and Chris Smalling and Harry Maguire, surely we’ve got to be looking at who’s going to be playing up top.”We need to be looking at that because attacking-wise they’re not great.”Martial? He’s a fizzy drink. He pops now and then. One moment he’s great, one moment he’s not.”United are in the process of trying to bring added quality onto their books during the summer transfer window.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given money to spend, with some of that having already been invested in Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.There is the promise of more arrivals to come, with Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Leicester defender Maguire among those said to be in the Red Devils’ sights.They have, however, been warned that the former will not come cheap, while the latter is drawing admiring glances from elsewhere.That could make it difficult for United to make all of the additions that they are looking at, which will pile pressure back onto those underperforming stars already on the club’s books.There may also be departures before the next deadline passes, with speculation continuing to suggest that Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba could be among those to move on. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

The father of a woman who died in a River Thames speedboat crash has warned the fugitive owner that “justice is coming” for him.An international manhunt is under way for Jack Shepherd, 30, who is wanted over the death of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown. It is believed Shepherd might be hiding in a resort on the Mediterranean.The web designer faces six years’ imprisonment over the December 2015 incident, when his speedboat capsized during a late-night cruise after a champagne-fulled first date.Shepherd, who was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence at the Old Bailey after a trial in his absence, has ignored repeated pleas by Ms Brown’s family to hand himself in.Her father, Graham Brown, 52, urged anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact police. In mobile phone footage, Ms Brown could be heard shouting that they were going “so fast” as Shepherd drove at more than double the 12 knot speed limit. The family of Charlotte Brown (left to right) father Graham Brown, sister Katie and mother Roz Wicken arrive at the Old BaileyCredit:Yui Mok /PA In the months before Ms Brown’s death, Shepherd had entertained up to 10 women on the 1980s model, having invited them back to his houseboat.During that time, he had been caught speeding by marine police more than once and advised on the importance of wearing life jackets. An arrest warrant was issued after his conviction on Friday. On the return journey, Shepherd handed over the controls to business development consultant Ms Brown, who followed suit and went “full throttle”.The speeding boat hit a submerged log and tipped over near Wandsworth Bridge, sending both occupants into the water.Shepherd was found clinging to the hull and Ms Brown was pulled from the water unconscious and unresponsive.Paramedics battled in vain to save her as she was already in cardiac arrest and suffering from hypothermia.The court had heard how Shepherd bought the 14ft Fletcher Arrowflyte GTO from Gumtree to “pull women”. speedboat, which was shown to the jury Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Charlotte Brown met Jack Shepherd on a dating website Charlotte Brown met Jack Shepherd on a dating websiteCredit:Metropolitan Police  A picture shown to the jury of the speedboat that crashedCredit:PA “Those who know something need to examine their consciences,” he told The Sun. “I’m sure someone will make that call. Justice is coming, of that I’m certain.”Shephed met Ms Brown on website OkCupid and went for their first date on December 8 2015.He treated Ms Brown to a £150 meal at Oblix in the Shard, where they drank two bottles of wine.The couple took a taxi back to Shepherd’s home, a houseboat in Hammersmith, where they took champagne aboard the speedboat for a trip past the Houses of Parliament. The family of Charlotte Brown (left to right) father Graham Brown, sister Katie and mother Roz Wicken read more