Neville: ‘Cold’ Man Utd star can exploit TAA, Gomez ‘weakness’

Date published: Sunday 19th January 2020 2:20

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Gary Neville insists “cold” Anthony Martial can be the match-winner for Manchester United if Marcus Rashford misses the clash with Liverpool through injury as expected.

Rashford is expected to miss the battle at Anfield after he was taken off injured against Wolves during their 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay win on Wednesday.

Rashford’s 19 goals in all competitions have been crucial for United on the counter-attack during big matches against the top six, and Ian Wright believes the Red Devils have no chance without him.

But Neville has called upon Martial to step up to the plate and believes he could target Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez to get some joy.

“I’m not sure Rashford is going to play which I think is a massive loss,” Neville told Sky Sports Super Sunday.

“I do think Martial has got something in him that could cause Alexander-Arnold and Gomez a problem. He’s cold enough, I think he has got ice in his veins in big moments.

 

 

“If you can get Martial in the sort of 16 to 18 yards in the channel where Alexander-Arnold and Gomez operate, that’s where the weakness lies for Liverpool. They are both brilliant defender, brilliant players but they have a little lapse of concentration in them and I think he’s the type to cause them to make a mistake, I think they are clever enough to do it.

“You’re talking about one or two moments in a match that United have to take advantage of, they won’t create seven, eight, nine chances.”

 

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