That is the opinion of Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness.
United were completely outplayed at Goodison Park this afternoon as Everton put in one of their best performances of the season to put them to the sword.
Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott all got on the scoresheet as the Red Devils completely capitulated.
Defeat means United have now lost six of their last eight matches, putting their hopes of a top-four finish in serious doubt.
“There was no fire from start to finish”
In light of recent results, some feel United bosses made the wrong decision to give Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the permanent job before the end of the season.
However, Souness is adamant that the slip in form is down to the players and not the manager.
The Scot felt their efforts lacked “fire”, and that Solskjaer needed imminent “support”.
He said: “That was a team in their armchairs – not a team trying to qualify for the Champions League.
“It was a team that was plodding, drifting and going through the motions.
“The manager needs support because there was no fire from start to finish.”
Fellow pundit and United legend Gary Neville was equally disappointed in the team, describing their showing as “rancid”.
“I’m furious, the fact he has to go over and apologise to the fans at the whistle is embarrassing,” Neville added.
“There’s some bad weeds not only in the garden but Japanese knot weed attacking the entire house and they need it eradicating.
“I have 100 per dent faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but he needs backing and this performance was rancid.
“I would imagine more Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees these players he will be losing faith in them.”