‘If you’ve got weeds in the garden you’ve got to get rid of them’: Gary Neville tears into ’embarrassing’ Manchester United players and ‘rancid’ display after Everton thrashing
- Manchester United fell to a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Everton on Easter Sunday
- The Red Devils looked lacklustre from the off and never threatened in the tie
- Club legend Gary Neville did not hold back and gave a scathing assessment
- Neville labelled the efforts ‘rancid’ and dubbed some players ’embarrassing’
Everton scored early in the tie courtesy of a sublime acrobatic effort from Richarlison, and went on to take a commanding 4-0 victory inside a sun-soaked Goodison Park.
The defeat was United’s seventh in their last nine games, and Neville was keen to share his opinion on the concerning state of affairs at his former club in candid fashion.
Gary Neville could not hold back his fury as Everton dismantled lacklustre Manchester United
Neville based his assessment off the recent words of his former team-mate and now manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who last week admitted several United players were in need of a reality check.
‘I’m furious to be honest the fact that he’s [Solskjaer] had to go an apologise for them, I’ve said about clubs over the years if you’ve got weeds in the garden you’ve got to get rid of them.
‘But there’s some Japanese knotweed in that football club, and it’s attacking the foundations of the house.
Talisman Paul Pogba (right) was unable to make an impact on the game as United were beaten
Players were left asking questions of one another as United slipped to yet another loss
‘I don’t need to name names, everyone knows who they are, they’re in the newspapers every single day. They’re on social media every single day, Every single player who doesn’t have the attitude, forget talent.
‘I’ve been over the last 12 or 18 months, myself falling into the trap of talking about oh they’ve got potential, they’ve got talent. Forget it. If they don’t work hard and don’t have the attitude to run around in that shirt, get rid of them.
‘I am watching players out here play for Liverpool and players yesterday playing for Manchester City and they’re working their absolute backsides off every single week for their football club.
‘Everton ran four kilometres further in the first half. Everton! You watch this mob out here, Liverpool their biggest rival, they die for every inch of the pitch and Manchester United players, honestly, it’s embarrassing watching some of those out there today.
‘I’m absolutely furious, [I have] full belief in Ole to do what needs to do. That performance today was rancid.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently admitted some players were in need of a reality check
‘A few weeks I said the fans stuck with Jose Mourinho but they wanted him out in the end. They aren’t going to want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer out, those players well and truly have their heads on the line,’ Neville added.
The defeat means United remain in sixth placed, two points adrift of Arsenal and Chelsea who are battling it out for the final Champions League qualification place.
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