Cristiano Ronaldo among five Man Utd stars called out by Gary Neville in Leicester rant


Manchester United legend Gary Neville has called out five players including Cristiano Ronaldo for not working hard enough as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell to a dismal 4-2 loss against Leicester on Saturday afternoon.

United sit fourth heading into a horrible run of fixtures which includes facing the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal over their next six league games.

And Neville is concerned that there are not enough “workhorses” in the XI to pick up results.

“There are issues because they are nowhere near good enough and I said this a few weeks ago, the moment they start to play half decent teams they’re going to struggle,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“Everton, are a half-decent team, Villa – a half decent team, Villarreal – a half decent team, good team.

“Today, Leicester half decent team, good team, the performances have been so shoddy all season, team performances, been some great goals but the overall performances have been, the units have been shoddy.

“It’s been scrappy and scruffy to watch, so when you play against a team that’s got an organisation to them, a methodology, you’re going to get pulled apart and that’s what happening.

“They got pulled apart by Everton, pulled apart by Villa, pulled apart by Villarreal and we’ve seen the team that’s been picked today with Greenwood, Sancho, Ronaldo, Pogba and Fernandes in, five of them, I wouldn’t want to be a defender in that team.

“I love them as players but having them all in the same team, not enough workhorses.

“There’s a reason Darren Fletcher and John O’Shea, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Tom Cleverly, players like that over the years got a game, Ji-Sung Park, Owen Hargreaves, got games alongside the great players because you need workhorses alongside them.

“Manchester United at this moment in time are imbalanced and the performances are now getting what they deserve in terms of results and it needs to change.

“The performances need to be a lot better and today it was no surprise.

“I think the performances over the season haven’t been good enough even if they’re winning against Newcastle – even when everyone was getting carried away it wasn’t good enough that day.”

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