Gary Neville: Fred and Andreas Pereira is not a midfield
The Sky Sports pundit tore into the United players for their lacklustre performance against Sheffield.
Following a thrilling 3-3 draw at Sheffield United, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has heaped criticism on certain players.
“I’m disappointed with their away performances in general and the way they approach the games,” Neville said citing United’s Fred and Andreas Pereira.
“The midfield, I’m not going into, because Fred and Pereira is not a midfield.”
“It is not a midfield for a mid-table club let alone one of the top spending clubs in Europe, though they have got injury problems and other issues in that area,” Gary Neville added.
Hosts Sheffield were in fact up by two goals until the final 20 minutes of the game. United’s teenage prodigy Brandon Williams then pulled one back for the visitors. Within the next eight minutes, United found the net twice, thanks to strikes from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
However, in a late turn of events, The Blades’ Oli McBurnie found a breakthrough and scored an equaliser, help his side earn a point.
“What disappointed me was the lack of penetrating runs with and without the ball of the front three. I felt they could have done much more for the team,” Neville said, as per Express.
“Defensively the system didn’t work in terms of the back five in the first half. It looked like one team knew how to play it and the other didn’t.”
Furthermore, he also cited the examples of the front three of Premier League bigwigs Liverpool and Manchester City. “They are absolutely outstanding,” claimed Gary Neville.
Gary Neville has always been a vocal critic for the Red Devils. And in his defence, the Red Devils have been that bad in the recent weeks. Struggling for points. After all, sitting ninth in the Premier League table after 13 games isn’t a very pleasant scenario for club of their stature.
It will be interesting to see how United deal with the situation. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the man under pressure at the moment and needs to get his team back in shape sooner rather than later.
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