Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville expressed his fury at his former club’s struggles following their disappointing 4-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday.
The loss at Goodison was United’s sixth in their last eight games and the Red Devils have lost five on the spin away from home, conceding seven and scoring none in their last two.
After the game, new permanent United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the time to apologise to the travelling fans for the defeat, with Neville outlining on Sky Sports that the negative influences in the squad need to be “dealt with properly” following another abysmal display.
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“I’m furious to be honest with you, the fact that he has had to go and apologise for them. I’ve often said about clubs over the last seven years if you’ve got weeds in the garden you have got to get rid of them well there’s some Japanese knotweed at that football club and it’s attacking the foundations of the house and it needs dealing with properly.
“A few weeks ago I said that Jose Mourinho, the fans stuck with him but they wanted him out at the end. They aren’t going to want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer out, they’re not going to turn on him.
“Those players, now their heads are well and truly on the line. ”
“Honestly, it’s embarrassing just watching some of those players out there today, I’m absolutely furious. I have full belief in Ole to do what he needs to do and the club will support him but there’s a big problem. That performance today was rancid.”
Neville would not name any players in particular that he feels need to be gotten rid of but outlined that they are “in the newspapers and in social media every day,” hinting that Paul Pogba could certainly be one of those in question.
“The players know who they are. They’re in the newspapers every day they’re on social media every day, Solskjaer will deal with them. Every single player who does not have the attitude, forget talent, if they don’t work hard and haven’t got the attitude to run around in that shirt, get rid of them.”