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Neville Slams Man Utd Players For Thinking 'They Are Better'

Neville Slams Man Utd Players For Thinking 'They Are Better'

Gary Neville Slams Man Utd Players

Former Manchester United defender, one-time Valencia manager Gary Neville has slammed Manchester United players for thinking 'they are better than they are' following their 4-2 defeat to Leicester City On Saturday.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville said “The performances this season have not been good enough.

“I think the great mistake [against Leicester] was picking Harry Maguire. He was not fit enough...just generally he was nowhere near it.

“I think [Eric] Bailly should have played with [Victor] Lindelof. The first problem was picking Harry Maguire - he’d not trained for four weeks.”

Neville picked out the second half as the worst period for United, saying: “Manchester United were appalling all the way through it.“There wasn’t too much difficulty for Manchester United [in the first half], they looked like they did a half-decent job. It wasn’t brilliant defending

“Second half, Leicester looked like they would score from every attack. In the second half, there was a big change. I don't know if at half-time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, ‘get higher,’ or the players have gone a bit rogue and gone disorganised. They are baggy, there are spaces everywhere.”

“They think they are better than they are,” stated Neville.

“United are more disconnected. You end up with two teams, the front five - the egos, the world-class ones - and the back five. You end up with a not compact unit that Leicester City find it really easy to play against.

“This Manchester United team is really poor at reacting to goals. If they concede they do their own things, if they score a goal, they puff their chests out and think they’re going to score.

“Solskjaer has brought these talented players in. What he needs to prove is that he is a top manager that can get top players to work as hard as other top players can in the top half.

Manchester United will play UEFA Champions League Group F leaders Atalanta at Old Trafford on Wednesday where they currently sit at third.

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