Gary Neville feels Manchester United players are soft centred.


After a disappointing result at the King Power Stadium losing 5-3 to Leicester City, Gary Nevile said the Red Devils need to be more competitive.

Gary Neville told Sky Sports. “Going forward, they are a lot better than they have been in the past 18 months, that is a positive to start with.

“But in the first half, every ball that got played in from a distance, a Leicester play won it whether it be the first ball or second ball.

“But make no mistake about it, United are soft-centred. They’re not tough enough.

“The midfield three of United and the back four got bullied. Credit to Leicester, Vardy and Alloa, they ran United ragged.

“It wasn’t world-class football. It was hard work. United couldn’t deal with the physicality of the team.

“They’re going to have to be more competitive because they’re soft-centred – there is no doubt!”

"You saw out there today [in the Manchester City versus Chelsea match] that every time a ball went up to Diego Costa he was getting battered by (Eliaquim) Mangala and it was the same at the other end with John Terry and Gary Cahill.

"I thought the midfield three for United and the back four got bullied."


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