Gary Neville, the former Manchester United player, considers the Red Devils to be highly individualistic but they do not play as a team. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered their first Premier League defeat at the weekend against Aston Villa, a match in which Bruno Fernandes missed a penalty.
“I said this when they won, even when Ronaldo scored a goal: they don’t play well as a team to win the championship. They don’t play well as a team,” Neville explained in an audio broadcast on Sky Sports. . “You have to be a compact team, with or without the ball, and when you give up in a few moments, that doesn’t guarantee winning some matches,” he added.
Manchester United, who have not won the Premier League since 2012/13, join Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, Raphael Varane from Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.
“It takes patterns of the game and what I see now is a group of individuals who play spaces, intermittently with the same patterns and combinations, but they need to come together as a group to define the game model. Only then can results be achieved. When you don’t play well,” the former defender added.
He added: “I look at Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City and I see the teams. They play as a team. Ole.” [Gunnar Solskjaer] He should make United a team.”
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