After Manchester United’s 4-2 Premier League defeat at Leicester City on Saturday, former defender Gary Neville said the team is “scrappy and scruffy” to watch.
Leicester scored late goals in a thrilling match at the King Power Stadium, handing United their fourth defeat in their previous seven games in all competitions.
United’s 29-game unbeaten away streak in the league came to an end, casting doubt on their capacity to fight for their first league title since 2013.
“The performances have been so shoddy all season in terms of team performances,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“There’s been some good results and some great individual goals, but the overall performances and the unit in and out of possession have been shoddy.
“It’s scrappy and scruffy to watch. When you play a team with a clear organisation and a methodology, you’re going to get pulled apart and that’s what happened.”
United is now in fifth place in the standings, with 14 points from eight games. In their next five league games, they will face Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City, the league’s top three teams.
“Manchester United at this moment in time are imbalanced,” Neville added.
“The performances are now getting what they deserve in terms of the results. It needs to change. The performances need to be a lot better.”
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