The United legend has hit out on the dressing-room tradition (Photos: Getty / Sky Sports activities)
Gary Neville nonetheless believes there are ‘massive issues’ within the Manchester United dressing room regardless of their win over Tottenham and even claims some gamers actively root for his or her teammates to fail.
The Crimson Devils reclaimed fourth spot – a minimum of till Arsenal have performed – because of a shocking Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick at Previous Trafford on Saturday, seeing off Spurs 3-2 in an entertaining encounter.
Interim boss Ralf Rangnick has solely misplaced twice since taking up, however Neville feels there are nonetheless massive points with the staff spirit and camaraderie at United and isn’t studying a lot into the win over Tottenham.
Ronaldo’s hat-trick secured three huge factors for United (Image: Getty)
‘I feel there’s massive issues in that dressing room, I actually do at this second in time, between the characters within the dressing room that exist,’ Neville stated on Sky Sports activities after United’s win.
‘I don’t suppose it’s nice in any respect. To be truthful, if Tottenham had acquired one in entrance at any level within the sport you’d have seen it capitulate fairly shortly.
‘There’s not a deep spirit in that dressing room, I don’t suppose, that you simply see in video games. The performances are very patchy.
‘You get the impression while you see Ralf Rangnick’s interviews that he’s not having fun with the staff that a lot, it’s not likely in his identify or in his spirit or how he desires to play.
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‘He’s simply making an attempt to get via to the tip of the season the very best he can and do the very best job he can, and he’s plastering over cuts and wounds that I feel are deep.’
He continued: ‘When you don’t settle for being omitted, clearly you might need an issue with the supervisor, however your mate that’s gone it to play for you, you’ve acquired to ensure you take care of him, you would like him all the very best.
‘We’ve all been omitted at instances the place we’ve thought it’s harsh, however you go into that dressing room and say to the man that’s taken your home: “Come on, have one at present”. And that’s while you’ve acquired dressing room.
After seeing off Spurs, United tackle Atletico Madrid on Tuesday (Image: Getty)
‘Manchester United haven’t acquired that dressing room at this second in time. I feel they’ll most likely be sat on the bench and watching their teammates considering, “I hope the man that’s gone in for me has a nasty sport at present”. I feel there’s a little bit of that, I genuinely don’t suppose it’s that robust [a dressing room] in any respect.’
Fellow pundit Roy Keane agreed, including: ‘Yeah, it doesn’t look dressing room. They’ve acquired some proficient gamers however that’s the explanation Man United are struggling to get fourth, and so they’re getting crushed by Middlesbrough within the FA Cup and crushed by West Ham at house within the Carabao Cup.
‘That spirit and that battle shouldn’t be there on this group of gamers. We noticed somewhat little bit of it [against Spurs], we noticed brilliance from Ronaldo, however the issues are nonetheless there for Man United. And that’s why Man United are competing for fourth place, and that’s the very best it’s going to be for some time.’
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