Gary Neville expects Man United to miss out on top four after Leicester draw

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‘I’m not angry… we’re just flat, we’re BORED’: Gary Neville dismayed by Manchester United’s dismal display against Leicester and thinks their top four hopes are OVER… as Jamie Redknapp says ‘there’s no joy in their play’

  • Manchester United only managed to pick up a point against Leicester
  • Gary Neville was disappointed by the performance at Old Trafford on Saturday
  • He now believes that his former club are set to miss out on the top four
  • Jamie Redknapp also thinks that United’s players are not enjoying their matches 

Gary Neville thinks Manchester United are unlikely to finish in the top four after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester on Saturday at Old Trafford.

United fell behind in the 63rd minute as Kelechi Iheanacho headed home from close range, before Fred equalised three minutes later.

The hosts could not find a winner, though, leaving them three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, having played two more games, and Neville now expects them to miss out on Champions League football.   

Gary Neville thinks Man United's top four hopes may be over after they drew with Leicester

Gary Neville thinks Man United’s top four hopes may be over after they drew with Leicester

‘I think so,’ Neville said on Sky Sports, when asked whether the Red Devils were destined to finish outside the Champions League places.

‘That was really bad out there today. I thought it (international break) might work for Manchester United, give them a little break from the club, come back and just have a right go in this last nine games. 

‘This is going to be a long two months for those Manchester United players and those Manchester United fans if they are going to play like that because it was really poor out there today.’

Neville is concerned ahead of next season as he admitted that there are a number of high-profile figures at the club who could leave this summer.

Ralf Rangnick's future at Man United is far from certain heading towards the end of the season

Ralf Rangnick’s future at Man United is far from certain heading towards the end of the season

He also revealed that he is no longer angered by United’s performances, but is getting bored by how his former club are playing. 

‘I think overall there are too many things at this club at this moment in time that are uncertain. Talks around Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cavani, the new manager, Ralf Rangnick. Is he going to be a consultant at the end of the season, is he not?

‘That was a really tough watch today. I’m not angry, I don’t think any Manchester United fans left the ground angry tonight, because we’ve gone probably past anger. We’re just flat, we’re bored. 

‘And there was nothing there today. I do genuinely believe players care, but they lack direction, and that comes from the very top,’ Neville continued.

Jamie Redknapp was very unimpressed by Man United's performance against Leicester

Jamie Redknapp was very unimpressed by Man United’s performance against Leicester

Redknapp thinks Man United's players aren't enjoying playing for the team right now

Redknapp thinks Man United’s players aren’t enjoying playing for the team right now

Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp was also left bemused by United’s display, and suggested that the players did not seem to be happy to play for the club.

‘There’s no joy in their play. Man United fans must go to games just thinking: ‘what are we going to get today?’ They look lethargic. 

‘I wouldn’t put it down to a lack of effort because I think it would be lazy of me to say that. I just think in terms of ideas, lack of confidence, good players making elementary mistakes. They are just not enjoying their football right now. They are drifting,’ he added.

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