Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism from former red Gary Neville in the aftermath of the club’s 2-1 victory away at Southampton.
Neville was part of the panel on Monday Night Football analysing the match and the former defender said United were lucky to win the game and had ‘committed murder’.
The Sky Sports pundit is now famed for not holding back in his criticism of teams and pulled no punches in turning on the club he represented for over a decade.
“United got away with murder tonight,” Neville said in his role as Sky TV pundit.
But Van Gaal hit out at Neville in his post-match press conference and said Neville has to know what he’s saying as an ‘ex-legend’.
“He can say everything because he’s an ex-legend. But as an ex-legend, you have to know what you’re saying.”
Whilst many will agree with Neville’s assessment that United were lucky to walk away with the win, Van Gaal will instead turn attention to the fact his side have won five in a row for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge and will take that positive energy into Sunday’s game with Liverpool.
Despite failing to perform well once again, United have recovered that familiar habit of winning whilst playing badly and will at least take solace from their consistent resilience in tough games.