Gary Neville slams lack of balance in Man Utd side and suggests five stars should not be starting together

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Gary Neville

Neville has real concerns for Solskjaer’s side (Picture: Getty)

Gary Neville says Manchester United have a serious issue with balance in their starting XI, insisting there are not enough ‘workhorses’ in the team.

United’s fell to a dismal 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now on a run of just two wins in their last seven games.

Neville has accused the current United side of being ‘pulled apart’ during that run, insisting a side that includes Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes – who all started against Leicester – will cause problems elsewhere on the pitch.

‘Their performances are nowhere near good enough, at the moment when they play half decent teams they’re going to struggle.’ Neville told Sky Sports.

‘The performances have been shoddy all season, its scrappy and scruffy to watch. So when you play against a team with a methodology you’re going to get pulled apart. They got pulled apart against Villa, pulled apart against Everton, pulled apart by Villarreal. 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo could not help United at the King Power Stadium (Picture: Getty)

‘We’ve seen a team that’s been picked today with Greenwood, Sancho, Pogba, Ronaldo and Fernandes in that team.

‘I wouldn’t want to be a defender in that team. I’d love them as players but not all in the same team. There’s not enough workhorses.

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‘There’s a reason that Darren Fletcher and John O’Shea and Gary Neville and Nicky Butt and Tom Cleverley got a game alongside those great players at Manchester United, because they are workhorses. The current squad is unbalanced.

‘And Manchester United are getting what they deserve and it needs to change. Today was no surprise, the performances weren’t very good even though they weren’t winning.’

United’s next three Premier League fixtures are against Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City with crucial Champions League ties against Atalanta in between.


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