Man Utd news: Gary Neville has credited left-back Tyrell Malacia for the Red Devils’ turnaround in form in the Premier League 22/23 season.
The Red Devils had a dreadful start to the season that saw them lose their first two games in the Premier League 22/23 campaign. Man Utd hosted Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford in their first game of the season, and succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.
Man Utd then suffered a humiliating defeat at the hand of Brentford in their next game. The Bees inflicted a heavy 4-0 defeat on Man Utd. The Red Devils conceded four goals in a disastrous first half, and could not come up with any response in the second half.
The Manchester outfit, though, have bounced back, winning all four games they have played since.
Man Utd news: Gary Neville credits Tyrell Malacia for Red Devils’ turnaround in form
Neville has credited Malacia for Man Utd’s turnaround in form, citing the ‘fight and spirit’ the Dutchman showed in Red Devils’ defeat to Brentford. Malacia had come off the bench in the second half of the match between Man Utd and Brentford.
“Some people will say it’s the manager. Some people will say it’s the changes that have been made with regards to Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire being left out. Do you know something? I will point to a little thing that I saw in the second half of the Brentford game and that’s Tyrell Malacia. Someone on the pitch with a bit of personality, fight and spirit,” Neville told Sky Sports.
Malacia has started in all of Man Utd’s Premier League games since the Brentford debacle. He has made the most of the opportunities he has got and seems to have become Ten Hag’s preferred choice at left-back.
Red Devils sit fifth in the points table
Meanwhile, Man Utd secured their first win of the season when they faced Liverpool in their third match. The Red Devils inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Liverpool.
Man Utd then secured a 1-0 victory over Southampton in their next game, with Bruno Fernandes scoring the winner. The Old Trafford outfit registered another win by the same margin when they faced Leicester City next.
Man Utd’s latest win came against Arsenal, with Ten Hag’s side defeating Arsenal 3-1. That also brought Arsenal’s perfect start to the season to an end.
With the win over Arsenal, Man Utd moved up to fifth in the Premier League table. They have 12 points from their first six games.
Arsenal remains first, with 15 points, but the Red Devils are just three points short of the league leaders.