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Gary Neville criticises Manchester United work ethic as pressure builds on Solskjaer

The Reds were beaten convincingly by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Gary Neville has hit out at Manchester United’s worth ethic after his former team lost 4-2 against Leicester City.

United have now gone three Premier League games without a win and are five points adrift of Liverpool in top spot.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have some difficult fixtures coming up too – against Atalanta and Liverpool this week – not to mention Man City and Tottenham coming up shortly.

The pressure is on Solskjaer to deliver as he approaches his third anniversary in the job.

Neville admits that performers have not been good enough in recent weeks, with his biggest concern being about side’s work off-the-ball. As an ordinary fan, I couldn’t agree more because the team looks static when we know it is capable of doing more.

“The performances have been so shoddy all season, team performances, been some great goals but the overall performances have been, the units have been shoddy,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“It’s been scrappy and scruffy to watch, so when you play against a team that’s got an organisation to them, a methodology, you’re going to get pulled apart and that’s what happening.

“Manchester United at this moment in time are imbalanced and the performances are now getting what they deserve in terms of results and it needs to change.

“Manchester United off the ball aren’t good enough. They’ve got this conundrum with [Paul] Pogba and [Bruno] Fernandes.

“They’ve got this conundrum with [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Edinson] Cavani, conundrum with [Mason] Greenwood and [Marcus] Rashford and [Jadon] Sancho and you’ve got all these talented players into a unit, out of possession and those players strengths aren’t out of possession.

“The great players are able to do it both ways. But those players are biased to the attacking side of the game, they just are.”

Changes need to be made.

Anything less than 2 wins from 2 will be a disappointing return next week.

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5 responses to “Gary Neville criticises Manchester United work ethic as pressure builds on Solskjaer”

  1. Felix Abuga says:

    Ole should be sacked for a better tomorrow for Manchester United. If not so the problem in Manchester will continue being difficult.

  2. K Smith says:

    And the performances come down to one man and his lack of tactical nouse.
    Utd shouldn’t have wasted money on Ronaldo they should have gone and got a first class coach who probably would have got a decent midfielder and got rid of Fred, Martial and a few more. Solskjaer won’t even play the right winger he so desperately wanted on the right, he plays him out of position and thrn subs him. Sancho must be thinking that his move to Utd is the biggest mistake of his career to date.
    If Solskjaer is still here come Christmas we are in for a bleak 2022.

    • Neil says:

      I totally agree!! Why talk the need for a right winger, sign a talented one and then go and play him down the left! Makes no sense, Sancho has not hit the ground running cause his talents are wasted by a manager tosnet in his ways😤

    • Neil says:

      I totally agree!! Why talk the need for a right winger, sign a talented one and then go and play him down the left! Makes no sense, Sancho has not hit the ground running cause his talents are wasted by a manager to set in his ways😤

  3. Andrew Limo says:

    Come on Gary, Infant Mgr OGS is doing an excellent job and has a strategy to win silverware …. first, to get United relegated to Championship League so that he can win that title next year. It is such a brilliant idea and shame on us for even doubting and thinking that he was clueless in winning a trophy..