Gary Neville hammers Manchester United after loss to Liverpool - 'Obliterated, pulled to pieces, dismantled'
“I did not think it would ever get as bad as that, that’s as bad as it’s been in this fixture, or the distance there has been between the two teams in 40, 50 years,” Gary Neville said on Sky Sports after the 5-0 loss to Liverpool. “It’s always been a tight game. Today, that was a shocker, an absolute shocker."
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“I did not think it would ever get as bad as that, that’s as bad as it’s been in this fixture, or the distance there has been between the two teams in 40, 50 years,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
It’s always been a tight game. Today, that was a shocker, an absolute shocker.
Naby Keita of Liverpool is fouled by Paul Pogba of Manchester United leading to a red card being shown following a VAR review during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford
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“The timing could not have been worse as it’s been building for weeks, against what I would call half-decent teams.
“As soon as they’ve played a proper team, they have been obliterated, pulled to pieces, dismantled.”
Neville feels the performance is a poor reflection on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching staff, as he says they are being found out.
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“That Manchester United team are one of the lowest-running teams in the league, we see that in the stats,” Neville said.
“And there's nothing worse than being told you are one of the lowest-running teams and that you are easy to play against. But they are both. That is a poor reflection on the manager, the staff and the players.
“In the first half, they were a mixture of sitting back in their shape and trying to be behind the ball and the next you see a mad little jog, not a sprint by the way, by [Mason] Greenwood towards [Virgil] Van Dijk,” the former England international said.
“Then you see [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka ambling towards [Andy] Robertson. He gets passed behind to [Diogo] Jota and [Victor] Lindelof is trying to get across. And it is all too late.
“It is a pattern, and it is inherent in them. They have no structure to press from, along with the fact they don’t run against the other teams and are easy to play against.”