Gary Neville has torn shreds off a pair of Manchester United stars, claiming they don’t belong at a Premier League side with aspirations of pushing for the Champions League spots.
Just a day after labelling Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford a “joke” before the pundit was forced into a massive reversal during his commentary in the game against Sheffield United, Neville has now tired his ire onto a pair of midfielders, who he deems ‘not up to standard’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville tore into the team on Monday, saying Fred and Andreas Pereira don’t belong at the club.
Both midfield players put in poor performances, as Solskjaer pulled off the Brazil-cap Pereira for Mason Greenwood.
“I’m disappointed with their away performances in general and the way they approach the games,” Neville said.
“Defensively the system didn’t work in terms of the back five in the first half.
“It looked like one team knew how to play it and the other didn’t.
“The midfield I’m not going into because Fred and Pereira is not a midfield.
“It is not a midfield for a mid-table club let alone one of the top spending clubs in Europe, though they have got injury problems and other issues in that area.”
Neville had also picked out the lack of movement and energy from the United players at one particular throw-in as an example of why Solskjaer‘s men struggled against the Blades.
The feeling appears to be shared by former United star Peter Schmeichel, who has urged Solskjaer to bring in Nemanja Matic from the cold as Scott McTominay’s midfield partner.
Meanwhile, the situation with Paul Pogba doesn’t appear to be getting any better for United after a Spanish TV station outlet higlighted United’s ‘lies’ over the player’s fitness and his future at the club.