Manchester United suffered humiliation by shedding 4-0 to rivals Liverpool and ex-captain Gary Neville provided some brutal evaluation of a “truly awful” tactic employed by interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick
A dejected Gary Neville was compelled to confess that Manchester United ‘s setup in opposition to Liverpool was “truly awful” after endorsing the strategy employed by interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick earlier than kick-off.
The former Red Devils captain let rip at United’s dire efficiency, thrashed 4-0 in one other starkly one-sided conflict between English soccer’s two most profitable golf equipment. Neville’s previous group hardly gave themselves an opportunity, conceding throughout the first 5 minutes earlier than being blown away by Liverpool’s assault.
Despite the Red Devils’ current poor from, going behind so early and coming into half-time 2-0 down was particularly damning given they’d arrange with five-man defence, a formation which needs to be troublesome for any opposition in the identical division to interrupt down. But after the interval, Rangnick introduced on winger Jadon Sancho for defender Phil Jones, a choice which Neville felt was crucial following the catastrophic first half.
Asked by fellow Sky Sports commentator Jamie Carragher if Rangnick needed to make the change, the ex-Red Devils right-back responded: “Look, it was worth trying to try and make Manchester United more solid. But it looked completely foreign to them. They do know the back four, they have played that in every other game under Ralf Rangnick and mainly under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I’d nonetheless say it appears to be like fairly weak in midfield. You’ve bought [Nemanja] Matic there on his personal, Fred and [Scott] McTominay are clearly not on the pitch. So, it nonetheless appears to be like like an enormous job for Manchester United however they have a greater stability. I truly favored the thought of the 5 earlier than the sport, however having watched it, it was actually terrible.”
While Rangnick’s side improved in the second half and began to compete, Liverpool scored two more goals to send themselves top of the Premier League table and reaffirm the gap between the two teams at present. Post-match, Neville insisted that United were a “damaged” club after claiming during the game that there was an “excuse mentality” which runs proper from the highest.
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“Coming to the recruitment side and what they’ve done over last 10 years. What United have done is bring players in with piano introductions like [Alexis] Sanchez or [Paul] Pogba. They’ve elevated the participant above the supervisor on the soccer membership. You go to Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City the supervisor is the first determine on the soccer membership,” the 47-year-old defined.
“They’ve undermined managers over the last 10 years at Man United by elevating the players to this god-like status and the players haven’t performed. The players could do better, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could’ve done better, Rangnick maybe could’ve done better.”
After discussing points with the Glazer household’s possession, Neville added: “Fundamentally the club is broken on and off the pitch. The stadium is falling apart, the training ground is falling back to second rate compared to other grounds. The owners are taking £25m out a year when the club need investment.”