Manchester United legend knows where the club are lacking


Manchester United are failing to keep their ambitions of a top-four finish alive after recent results. Gary Neville has perfectly stated the field in which the club is lacking its objective.
Manchester United and Crystal Palace played to a stalemate of a 0-0 score line at the Old Trafford on Saturday evening. The result means that the Red Devils are now 14 points behind league leaders Manchester City and have won in only two of their last eight matches on home soil.
Gary Neville has now spoken about Manchester United and Jose Mourinho’s biggest problem.

“I didn’t go to Old Trafford but I spoke to people who did. There’s a lethargy, in terms of the fans going into the ground, watching the game, players on the pitch. I think Jose gave the right message before the game saying they will end up in the top four. I don’t think it would have been acceptable at the start of the season, and certainly, the start of last season, to say the top four is achievable, because he will have wanted to challenge for the title with the money that has been spent. That’s where United need to be. But they’re not near that level at this moment in time, and it typifies really what they are at the moment, which is inconsistent. You can see them go away to Chelsea and nearly win, go away to Watford and Young Boys, and sometimes you can watch them at home against Wolves or Crystal Palace or Valencia, and they’re nowhere near. They’re inconsistent, not just in games, but from half to half within games.”
“It’s not right obviously at this moment in time, the players are not performing anywhere near their level. You’d argue Jose at this moment in time will be scratching his head about which players to put out on the pitch. But he’s made changes before and it hasn’t really made any difference so it’s just about battling and fighting away at it, because it is a struggle. I think that’s the word to describe it.”
Author’s Take
Gary Neville is absolutely aware of what is the demand when you’re playing for and managing Manchester United, one of the world’s biggest clubs. A top four finish is a realistic target for Jose Mourinho’s side, but dropping points against petty opponents will not get them anywhere near their target.

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