HARRY Redknapp admitted Cherries were “bang in trouble” but added: “If they sack Eddie, I would never go to another game.”

The former Cherries boss was speaking ahead of the club’s crucial trip to Manchester United in the Premier League tomorrow (3pm).

And while Redknapp, a regular visitor to Vitality Stadium, admits the Dorset club have “lost their way” he believes “there’s something wrong with the game” if boss Howe is dismissed from his post.

The 73-year-old told the Manchester United website: “If they sack Eddie, I would never go to another game! What he has done has just been incredible.

“If you’d have said to me 12, 15 years ago that Bournemouth would be playing in the Premier League one day, I’d have thought you were off your head.

“What’s happened here has just been beyond belief.

“To do it for the last five years or whatever and stay in there comfortably has been amazing.

“So no, I could never imagine Eddie being in trouble, but if he is there’s something wrong with the game for sure.”

On Cherries’ recent form, Redknapp added: “I can’t believe it. I go to all the games, take my grandkids every week and, earlier in the season, they were playing fantastic football – sharp, quick, great on the counter-attack.

“Suddenly, they lost their way and Wednesday night was the worst I’ve ever seen them.

“I thought if we’re going to get out of this trouble, we need to beat Newcastle. But we never looked like winning the game, it was a real disappointment.

“There’s three or four teams down at the bottom – Watford look the same, Aston Villa. That’s the only saving grace for them at the moment.

“It looks to me as though Norwich are gone and it’s going to be two from Villa, Watford and Bournemouth. So we’re bang in trouble.”