Wednesday 22 May 2019

'I'm furious, to be honest' - Gary Neville launches scathing attack on Man United after heavy defeat to Everton

Manchester United's Victor Lindelof (left) and Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the final whistle of the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Manchester United's Victor Lindelof (left) and Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the final whistle of the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
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Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville didn't hold back after Man United's top four chances took a big hit following the 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.

The Red Devils' form showed no sign of improving as they conceded two goals in each half and lost further ground on their rivals.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the setback, Neville said: "I'm furious, to be honest. The fact he (manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) had to apologise to the fans is embarrassing.

"I've often said that if clubs have weeds in the garden, you've got to get rid of them. But there are Japanese weeds rotting that football club, and it's attacking the foundations of the house that need dealing with properly.

"Those players well and truly have their heads on the line.

"Everton ran four kilometres further in the first half. Everton?! You die for every single inch on the pitch.

"It's embarrassing just watching some of those (United) players out there today. I'm absolutely furious.

"That performance was rancid. I don't need to name names, you know who they are. They are in the newspapers every day, they are on social media today."

Solskjaer, who was handed the Man United manager's job on a full-time basis after a strong run of results, has since seen his team eliminated from the FA Cup and the Champions League, as well seeing their league form dip.

Speaking to Sky Sports News after the defeat, he admitted his side were way off the pace at Goodison Park.

"They (Everton) were better at everything," he said.

"There are so many things we needed to do better today to get a result. We just didn't perform.

"That's about all I can say, we were not worthy of a Manchester United team. We all put our hands up and apologise.

"We were beaten all over the pitch on the basics. You want to see your team express themselves and today we didn't see that. In some parts, yes but there were sloppy goals and we were sloppy on the ball.

"There's no hiding place, we were not good enough today and we've got to improve to be where we want to be.

"This club has been down before and we've got to pick ourselves up."

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