Thursday, September 16

Gary Neville Names Only two creative players at Man United

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has suggested that the club only have two creative players, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

According to Neville, Fernandes and Pogba are the only players at Man United that may open up defences in tight situations, while the rest players need space to do that.

He said this following Man United’s Premier League 1-0 victory over West Ham United on Sunday night at Old Trafford.

Neville told Sky Sports, “You know how Man Utd are. They struggle to break down teams. They have got to be better against teams in those deep blocks with ten men behind the ball. That is where the next stage is.

“It is about being more higher quality in the final third. There are more organised and compact teams around now, especially teams in the bottom half.

“You need fantastic players: you look at Man City – De Bruyne, Gundogan, Mahrez, Foden,…, they have five or six of them.”

He added: “Fernandes and Pogba may open up defences in these situations, the rest need space to operate.

“Man City have five or six players, if two are injured, someone else can unlock the door. If it’s not Fernandes, then it’s probably Luke Shaw who’s most likely to do something (after that).

“They need to up their speed and their game a little bit. They play too slow against teams that drop off. When they played against City, the passing was really good, they need to do that against teams that drop deep.”

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