Gary Neville gave a scathing assessment of the ‘broken’ Manchester United team after being dismantled by Liverpool at Anfield.
There was no escaping the critics last night for Manchester United after their woeful performance at Anfield. There were not many takeaways from that display, as the club hit a new low with supporters and former players, who did not shy away from expressing their dismay at what they saw.
Liverpool crushed Manchester United 4-0, after goals from Mohamed, Salah, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane landed a crushing blow to their top-four hopes. In the aftermath of the game, Gary Neville was one among other former Old Trafford stars to give a scathing assessment of the performance by the Red Devils.
Neville told Sky Sports, “Man Utd were a million miles away from that Liverpool team in every department. On and off the pitch. It was a sobering evening. We expected it. Not one Man Utd fan came here with any hope whatsoever. That team has got nothing.”
“There are some decent players out on that pitch and some talent. I cannot explain how it’s gone from what would be slightly promising at the end of last season finishing second – I know they lost in the Europa League final, which was a bad one – to the point where we are today, which is an all-time low in my 42 years of watching United. I’ve never seen it as bad as that.”
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“I’ve never seen a Man Utd team wilt and be as flaky in a game of football in my 40 years,” the Manchester United legend added.
Neville continued as he failed to find any positive signs from the game while suggesting he was mildly proud of Hannibal Mejbri’s interesting cameo, which saw the Tunisian youngster get into hard challenges and also receive a booking for his efforts.
Nevile added, “I erred on the unprofessional side on commentary when I said I was proud of him because he was going around trying to kick people. But he demonstrated something, he showed us something: that he didn’t like the idea at Anfield of Liverpool passing around him. The idea of Liverpool taking the mickey out of him and his teammates.”
“At least he demonstrated something. I’m not saying it was brilliant that he was kicking Liverpool players and could have hurt them, but as a Man Utd fan, they can respond to that at least. The rest of them… there’s some of them out there who are probably good lads, good professionals, got good careers, good talent – but they’re broken. They’re finished and they’re done this season.”
Manchester United have the chance to make amends for their midweek mistake when they take on top-four rivals Arsenal at the Emirates. A defeat will more or less end their chances of playing Champions League football next season.
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