Gary Neville reacts to Ander Herrera’s performance against Arsenal

by Tanveer Arayan


Gary Neville was not impressed with Ander Herrera‘s performance in Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Following a goalless first-half at The Emirates, it seemed like Jose Mourinho‘s side would be able to see out a draw, but Granit Xhaka broke the tie in the 54th minute after his long-range effort deflected off Herrera and looped over David De Gea in between the sticks.

Danny Welbeck then went on to make it 2-0 just three minutes later as he headed home Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross from out wide.

Speaking about the goal, Neville claims Herrera shouldn’t have turned his back for the strike.

“Herrera turned his back [for Xhaka’s goal] and it means there was a wicked loop on it which left De Gea with absolutely no chance,” he said.

“You shouldn’t turn your back. Herrera’s had a good season but he should not have done that. He’s got to stand up and take it on the chin.”

It was an unlucky goal to concede, but the goal took the pace out of the side and left them open to another as Welbeck proved.

United are now in a bad place in the Premier League, as a top four finish seems increasingly more unlikely and although it’s risky, it seems like all our eggs are in the Europa League basket as the Portuguese boss left key players rested for the second leg of the clash against Celta Vigo.

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