Manchester United News: United’s former captain Gary Neville slammed his team, calling them the legendary club’s ‘worst side in 42 years.’
The Red Devils lost 4-0 to Liverpool at Anfield yesterday. Liverpool dominated thanks to two goals from Mohamed Salah and one goal apiece from Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane.
Hosts Luis Diaz scored for Liverpool in the fifth minute of the game, giving them an early lead. In the 22nd minute, Mohamed Salah gave his team a 2-0 lead.
When the game resumed after the break, the hosts had totally dominated the proceedings, with Sadio Mane scoring in the 68th minute. Salah then put the icing on the cake by scoring his second goal of the night in the 85th minute, giving Liverpool a 4-0 victory.
Manchester United News: What Did Gary Neville Say After The Humiliating Defeat?
Gary Neville didn’t budge while talking about the club’s downfall over the years. He clearly stated that Liverpool was far ahead of United in every part of the field.
The United legend lauded Hannibal Mejbri for putting up a fight against Liverpool. He also added that the team is ‘finished and broken’ for the season.
Also, the club has hit a 42-year low and Neville revealed his words through SkySports. And, he said: “Man Utd were a million miles away from that Liverpool team in every department. On and off the pitch. It was a sobering evening.
“We expected it. Not one Man Utd fan came here with any hope whatsoever. That team has got nothing.“
“There are some decent players out on that pitch and some talent. I cannot explain how it’s gone from what would be slightly promising at the end of last season to finishing second.”
“I know they lost in the Europa League final which was a bad one – to the point where we are today which is an all-time low in my 42 years of watching United. I’ve never seen it as bad as that.”
Manchester United’s Recruitment Strategy Worsened The Status Of The Club
Gary Neville also blamed the club’s recruitment strategy of handing the power to the players. Currently, the manager looks helpless with the players at his disposal.
Ralf Rangnick has been unable to improve the squad with players not showing any guilt. Even in the past, players like Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba have made the managers look lowly in front of their status at the club.
Neville has hit out at this decision to make the players more valuable than the manager. He said: “Coming to the recruitment side, what they’ve done over last 10 years. What United has done is bring players in with piano introductions like Sanchez or Pogba. They’ve elevated the player above the manager at the football club.”
Failed recruitments have occurred due to negligence of the backroom staff. Two major scouts have already left the club, giving room for improvement.
As things stand, incoming manager Erik Ten Hag has a bigger role in preventing such a transfer dilemma. Rangnick will also have the responsibility of supporting the club’s long-term goals.