United legend insists team must win next Premier League match

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has refused to play down the importance of Saturday’s Premier League match between the Red Devils and Tottenham Hotspur.

United lost their first Premier League game of the 2017-18 campaign on Saturday – suffering a 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The result has left Jose Mourinho’s side five points off league leaders Manchester City after nine games of the season.

Tottenham, meanwhile, beat Liverpool 4-1 on Sunday to move level on points with United entering this weekend’s key game at Old Trafford.

Neville has claimed that his former club must overcome Spurs in order to ‘get back on their bike’ following the shock result against Huddersfield.

Neville said on his podcast:

“It’s a bad loss. Saturday is now a huge game for United to get back on their bike after falling off.¬†They’re playing against a Tottenham side with great confidence.”

First up for United is a trip to Swansea City in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. The Red Devils are the holders of the competition after recording a 3-2 victory over Southampton in the 2017 final.