Gary Neville launches extraordinary attack on Manchester United players: ‘My blood’s about to boil’

Gary Neville has slammed the attitude of Manchester United’s players in an extraordinary rant about the club’s current situation.

Before the shocking 4-0 defeat to Everton, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had issued a wake up call to his men following a run of five defeats in their last seven games.

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Questions have been asked about the players’ attitude

The Norwegian called for a ‘reality check’ – and Neville suggests the players are showing their true colours.

“Yeah I’m simmering to be honest with you and my blood’s about to boil,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“I didn’t buy into that these players were always fantastic when they started to win for Ole in those two, three months.

“If you think about the game we did against Liverpool a few weeks ago where everything was perfect, Ole had got the players playing again, Jose Mourinho was a bump, and basically it was just down to Jose.

“Now we’re seeing what Ole talked about on Friday is that there is a reality check and I think it’s a reality check for all of us.

“What Louis [Saha] alludes to there about players not running back properly, I went to Barcelona on Tuesday night and watched the game and I saw players pretending to run back.

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“You know, making it look like they’re running back quickly, doing that little jogging one. Oh it’s rubbish.

“And I think what we’re seeing now is what the players are.

“There’s a lot of distractions around contracts and this is a big week,” he added.

“I’ll keep my counsel in terms of individuals for another week, because to be fair they have had some difficult games and have been on an amazing run.

“But it’s Everton today, Manchester City midweek, Chelsea next Sunday.

“Next Sunday evening is the time to reflect because Manchester United will know next Sunday evening essentially if they’re going to achieve Champions League football this season.

“It’s a big week for them, Ole still said in that interview that the attitude was good.

“But he hasn’t changed his language, which he has done this week, without seeing things that have concerned him.

“When he says the players need a reality check, some of them, we can see it with our own eyes what’s going on there.

“We know what’s going on, we can feel it and smell it, and that’s why my blood is boiling.

“But I think it’s another week if you like before we go for it fully.”

 

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