MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville is worried ‘it could get ugly and messy’ at the club if results don’t improve.
Neville was scathing of the team’s performance as they laid down and allowed fierce rivals Manchester City to walk all over them at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under yet more pressure at Man UtdCredit: PA
Former United star Neville is worried things could ‘get messy’ at United The only surprise from the game was that Pep Guardiola’s side only won 2-0.
This came just weeks after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were thumped 5-0 at home by Liverpool.
Other results in the Premier League went favourably for United who now sit sixth in the table.
But Neville is worried about Solskjaer’s future at the club.
Speaking after the derby-day disaster, the 46-year-old said: “Nobody expected that Manchester United would sink so low at this point in the season.
“I think he’s got a few weeks to sort it out. I think he’s got a few weeks to get that winning run going.
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“But after the international break, Watford away, Villarreal away and Chelsea away. Now they’re three tough games and it could get really messy.
“I think Roy [Keane] said at half-time in the second half it could get ugly.
“It could get ugly after the international break if these players don’t sort themselves out.”
Star man Cristiano Ronaldo barely had a sniff, just days after rescuing his side with two goals against Atalanta in the Champions League.
He was likely left wondering if he had made the right move, with City believing they had managed to persuade him to join them before he opted to return to Old Trafford.
And Neville compared the starting XI as like ‘a drunk bloke trying to win a fight at the end of the night’.
I described United as a drunk bloke trying to win a fight at the end of the night
Gary NevilleOn Man Utd
Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, the ex-defender said: “Against Liverpool it was smash-bang-wallop and that [City loss] was like a general anaesthetic, like you’ve been put to sleep.
“Manchester City just put Manchester United to sleep there.
“For the last half an hour, City toyed with United and made them look really ordinary and it was demoralising.
“I’m a United fan and you marvel at the quality of Manchester City.
“It’s sobering: I described United as a drunk bloke trying to win a fight at the end of the night, just trying to swing their arms but they didn’t even do that really.
“They weren’t throwing that many punches.”
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