Gary Neville lamented Man United’s lack of cohesion following 1-0 loss to Aston Villa and referenced Liverpool as a better overall team
Gary Neville believes his old club Manchester United are struggling to produce the kind of cohesive team performances that Liverpool are capable of.
The Red Devils went into the previous Premier League weekend level on points with Liverpool, although a shock 1-0 loss to Aston Villa allowed Jurgen Klopp ‘s team the chance to move clear at the summit.
While Liverpool were only able to pull away by a point after a dramatic 3-3 draw at Brentford, questions were still asked by United supporters around the nature of the team’s performance against Villa and the position of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Despite spending big money in the summer to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, United have served up some underwhelming performances this season.
In addition to the poor showing against Villa, they drew 1-1 with struggling Southampton, were beaten 2-1 by Young Boys in the Champions League and knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham United last week.
Speaking on his eponymous podcast on Sky Sports, Neville said United are still resembling a collection of highly-priced individual players as opposed to the slick units that Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City have looked at times early this season.
“I have called them the odd bunch, because I still look at them and think of them as a team who win games in moments.
“I look at Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City: they are teams. They put team performances in.
“That’s not to say United never do, but Ole now has to get United into a team.
“I know what’s going to happen when I see Man City building up from the back. I know what’s going to happen at Liverpool.
“When Man Utd are building from the back or through midfield, I don’t know what’s coming next sometimes.”
Gary Gary you said in the beginning that we must watch out for utd but I think that you don’t have a manager that can run a club like Klopp
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