Neville names two players who will ‘get exposed’ under Rangnick

Jason Soutar
Gary Neville during a Salford match

Gary Neville believes Manchester United duo Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles will “get exposed” against “good full-backs” in Ralf Rangnick’s system.

The pair have started for the Red Devils in both Premier League encounters under the German manager; Saturday’s 1-0 win at Norwich and a victory over Crystal Palace.

Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet for United at Carrow Road, netting for the 13th time this season.


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Despite two wins and two clean sheets domestically under Rangnick, Neville has not been convinced by the performances.

“It wasn’t a good performance,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“Against any other team in the league that would have caused them problems. If they go to Brentford and play like that they’re in trouble. He’ll take that week all day long, two 1-0 wins.

“It was Norwich’s lack of quality. Today I thought that any other team in the league that had any sort of quality about them would have caused real problems.”

He added: “Rangnick is still finding out about his players. I do think there will be a problem with this system when they play against a team with good full-backs who have got more quality. Dalot and Telles will basically get exposed.

“Fernandes and Sancho won’t be able to get out in time by the time a Cancelo or a Robertson or an Alexander-Arnold are running down the wing. But they’ve got a few months before they play those types of players.

“I think by then they would’ve changed things around a little bit, he’ll have got to know the players. I think it’s been a good start from the fact they’ve won both games, they needed to win games and build confidence in the new coach.”

Elsewhere, Paul Merson has urged Arsenal to sign Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

“Arsenal need to go out and buy Calvert-Lewin as soon as he’s fit,” Merson said on Sky Sports. “Put in a massive bid for him. They need a focal point up front whose good and strong and can hold the ball up.

“Everton aren’t bigger than Arsenal. Arsenal are going to finish above them. If Calvert-Lewin goes, they have a chance to get in the top four.”