The Nevilles lay into Mourinho over Man United comments

Date published: Monday 23rd October 2017 12:20

Gary and Phil Neville have both criticised Jose Mourinho for comments he made about his Manchester United players at the weekend.

Man United slipped to their first Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday, with newly-promoted Huddersfield securing a 2-1 victory.

Mourinho questioned the attitude of his players after the game, but it was the Portuguese who was crowned our early loser.

Gary Neville admitted he was “stunned” by Mourinho’s comments.

“I thought it would be tough for United because of the atmosphere there but I felt they would come through it,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“I didn’t see the game live but I was stunned by the result and also by Jose Mourinho’s comment after about the application of the players, saying it was the worse he’s seen.

“I’m really surprised – it’s a bad loss for United.

“Next Saturday becomes a huge game for Manchester United to get back on the bike.

“They’re playing against a Tottenham team with great confidence.”

The other Neville, Phil, added to the criticism on Match of the Day.

“Huddersfield deserved to win – Jose Mourinho was right,” he said.

“I think it’s been coming this week – the performance at Anfield, the performance against Benfica in midweek even though they won.

“They [Manchester United] haven’t been good this week and they’ve lost the momentum that they had before the international break.

“When a manager questions your desire, your attitude and your motivation – I think that’s the worst thing for a Manchester United player.

“Huddersfield wanted it more than Manchester United.

“They were aggressive, they got to the ball, every time they won the ball they broke into attack, they hunted in packs with great intensity and United just didn’t fancy it today.”

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