Gary Neville has revealed that he loves the “unbelievable” Roberto Firmino after Manchester United held league leaders Liverpool to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Adam Lallana’s late goal meant the points were shared at Old Trafford in a 1-1 draw following Marcus Rashford’s controversial opener had given the Red Devils the lead.
Neville was involved in a heated discussion in the Sky Sports studio with fellow pundit Graeme Souness over United’s lack of firepower.
He argued that it was not always essential for a striker to score loads of goals to help their team and used Liverpool’s Firmino as the perfect example.
“They [United] will play the way they want to play and sign a striker to suit that style,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“Liverpool play with three mobile strikers. Firmino doesn’t score 25 goals every year.
“He does an unbelievable job, I love him to bits, but he doesn’t score 25 goals.
“We had strikers at Manchester United who didn’t score 25, 30 goals but they did brilliant jobs.
“You can still win without a striker that scores 25, 30 goals.”
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