‘Waste of space!’ Gary Neville blasts Ten Manchester United players vs Liverpool FC
Gary Neville struggled to keep his displeasure with Manchester United’s first-half performance against Liverpool at bay.
Optimism was low as United traveled to quadruple-chasing Liverpool after a 5-0 thrashing at Old Trafford in October, and with six key players missing, but the first-half performance was probably even worse than predicted. Despite having a top-four spot to compete for and facing the club’s fiercest rivals, United’s players put up another lackluster effort.
The hosts seized the lead in less than five minutes, ripping through United’s five-man defense with ease before Mohamed Salah teed up Luis Diaz to slam home. Five minutes later, Paul Pogba went down with an injury, and the game was declared ended.
Liverpool was able to pass their way past United with ease, resulting in a great play that culminated with Sadio Mane beautifully clipping the ball over the top for Salah to run onto and score. After the second goal, Neville was on Sky Sports commentary and didn’t hold back in his criticism of the team.
“This Manchester United team is a waste of space,” he remarked. “There’s still a long way to go in this game, but it brings worry rather than hope.”
“I’ve been following Manchester United for 42 years, and this is as terrible as it gets. Manchester United looked good towards the close of last season, but their fall to where they are now is concerning. Nothing is happening as we watch. This is insignificant.
“These Manchester United players want the season to end so they can blame the old manager and hide behind the new. The entire club has an excuses culture. They’re all walking, they’re in good shape, but they’re all walking. At best, it’s a stroll.
“Liverpool’s football, on the other hand, has been absolutely brilliant. The standard! Mane’s pass, Salah’s touch, and finish are all world-class. And it’s why Liverpool enters the final 10 or 11 games of the season in an incredible position to win the league.”