Marouane Fellaini received the brunt of the criticism as Gary Neville gave his verdict on Manchester United’s defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.
United slipped to a 4-0 loss against the Blues on Sunday in what was the biggest loss the club has suffered since Sir Alex Ferguson departed as manager in May 2013.
You ought to make plenty of time to read Rob Conlon’s analysis of the game; Neville was just as scathing in his assessment on his post-match podcast.
“I think one of the things that was different for United compared to Monday night (against Liverpool) was they had control in the midfield, with Fellaini and Herrera alongside each other,” he said.
“Fellaini played so high in the game today. I am not sure if that was something he was told to do, but it just didn’t work. It meant he was detached from Herrera who seemed to be exposed and for United it was not a good 45 minutes.
“I know Fellaini has had a lot of stick over the last couple of seasons with people saying he is not a Manchester United player and it is obvious to see his lack of quality in certain areas, but I thought today he was really poor.
“In the first half he had a really terrible game and it was no surprise he came off and I think Herrera dropped a level after being brilliant at Anfield.
“Pogba is no doubt confused. He has been signed for such a huge fee and I look at him and it was a difficult day for him. It was difficult for him at times at Anfield as a No 10, so at the moment, I think Jose Mourinho is trying to find a way to incorporate him and when you sign a player for that level of money, you somehow have to make it fit.”