Manchester United need to become “killers” in the final third – Neville
Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has insisted that the current crop of players have to up their intensity and become “killers” in the final third to stand a chance of claiming the League title next season.
The club’s slim title chances this season finally faded away on Sunday after the 1-0 loss to Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle, a result which has left them 16 points behind leaders, Manchester City.
While the club’s Manager, Jose Mourinho believes that Newcastle deserved their win as they played with their life, the former defender has more words for the squad after their latest crumble
While speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, he said: “The individual talent is there but to coordinate that into a team is Jose Mourinho’s job in the next few months. He has to make them into a team.”
“They look like a team that plays five percent below the intensity that they can play at and should play at. That’s what Jose Mourinho has to do. He has to mould this talented group of players into a team that can come together and can win the title.”
“Next season will be Jose’s third season and you would think in his mind, and in everyone’s minds, that he has to win it next season. They have to start preparing now and days like today do damage confidence and take away the work you are trying to do.
“I still think they will finish second and they are still in the FA Cup and Champions League so there is a lot to play for, but they still have these moments where they let games drift. They missed chances, they are sloppy in the final third so many times and they have to improve that. They have to become killers in the final third and they are not at the moment.”