Gary Neville assessed that the Manchester United players appeared with a very sad performance when they were slaughtered by Tottenham Hotspur this morning.
Manchester United play the 4th Premier League Matchdays of the season at home to Tottenham Hotspur. In this match, the Red Devils took the lead through a penalty from Bruno Fernandes.
However, the Spurs appeared more disturbed by scoring two goals in response not long ago. The situation is more complicated for United since the red card received by Anthony Martial in the 28th minute.
Playing with just 10 players, Solskjaer’s men were overwhelmed and conceded four more goals. Score 1-6 last until the game ends.
Meanwhile, MU is not alone, previously Liverpool were slaughtered by Aston Villa with a final score of 7-2. However, this is no reason for Neville to continue to criticize his former club.
“There was no excuse for the 11 players who were on the pitch today, because they were really pathetic. Their body language was very bad, lackluster and boneless in the second half,” Neville told Sky Sports.
What Neville highlights the most is the fact that Manchester United have signed just one player this summer. Maybe Solskjaer doesn’t need much, but the passivity of the club’s movements in the transfer market also affects the mentality of the players.
“They see Liverpool buy players, they see City buy players, they see Chelsea buy players. Once Spurs were 2-1 up, it felt like negative thoughts took every confidence in them,” he added.
“Not true – but that’s what happened there. I really think that the players at the moment feel that they need help. A few weeks ago Luke Shaw said, ‘we need players’,” he concluded.
This defeat to Tottenham added to Manchester United’s poor record at the start of the season. In total, they have lost twice at home from four premier league matches. As a result, the club is now ranked 16th in the standings.