Man United blasted for poor performance despite 2-1 win over Southampton

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has blasted his former side’s poor passing despite their 2-1 win over Southampton on Monday.

United’s Robin van Persie was the hero with two goals, resulting in the Red Devils leapfrogging the Saints into third.

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But ex-United right back Gary Neville was stunned by the performance from Louis van Gaal’s side, with the manager himself remarking the Red Devils were lucky to escape with three points.

“I think probably he won’t have managed as bad a passing performance as that in his career,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“Louis van Gaal will watch the video back and think they were so bad in their passing at times. It almost got to the point where you started laughing it was so bad. I was that frustrated I was laughing.

“I couldn’t believe the amount of times they gave it away and in the first half the amount of times they passed it back.

“You’re looking at players there and there’s £100million worth in central midfield and £50m or £60m up front. They’re massive players.

“Forget the back. Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young are make-shift wing-backs at best and you’ve got young kids and players playing out of position. I can see why it would be bad at the back and disrupted.

“In front of that it was so bad in terms of the passing and the accuracy of the passing. Louis van Gaal will be shocked at how bad it was. I was shocked.”

Manchester United’s next Premier League fixture is against rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford this weekend.


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