Gary Neville: Manchester United must finish second and win the FA Cup for momentum

Gary Neville: Manchester United must finish second and win the FA Cup for momentum

Manchester United icon Gary Neville has called on his boyhood club to win the FA Cup and finish the season in second in order to gain momentum.

Jose Mourinho’s side now officially can’t win the Premier League title following their shock loss to West Brom that handed the crown to Manchester City.

United weren’t initially expected to challenge for the title but after their great start to the season, many thought they’d go all the way.

Mourinho’s men now need to finish second place and win the FA Cup in order to save face as well as prove their progress ahead of next season according to Neville.

The two achievements would certainly give fans something to look forward to but there will be huge pressure deliver the title in the next campaign.

According to the Sport Review, Gary said to Sky Sports: “Man United have got to finish the season well. They have got to finish second. It would be good progression.

“It is not acceptable in the sense they should be challenging for the title. They’ve got to finish the season. They have that big FA Cup game in a few weeks.

“If Man United could finish the season second and win the FA Cup, you would still say that is momentum for Mourinho and Man United.”

After finishing in sixth place last season, finishing in the top four is certainly progress though it’s not enough progress for many.

The Red Devils could potentially set themselves up well for next season by finishing in second place and winning the FA Cup but there are some supporters who still want to see Jose go.

The so called poor quality of football and frustrations are what some fans want away with but it’s not as simple as it seems.

Supporters must remember Jose Mourinho’s previous sides as well as Manchester United earlier in the season to see what type of football he’s capable of producing.

The frustrations have come from inconsistent performances which can only be blamed on the players as much as critics want to do otherwise.

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