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Phil Neville: Manchester United had it coming with defeat to Huddersfield

by Marwan Harraz


Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville has called out his boyhood club for their performance against Huddersfield.

The Red Devils slumped to a 2-1 defeat as the home team ran out rightful winners, scoring both their goals before the end of the first half.

Jose Mourinho tried to inspire his team with two substitutions made at half time but it wasn’t enough to turn the match on it’s head.

Marcus Rashford, one of the substitutes, scored after some fine work from Romelu Lukaku but the team weren’t able to push on to get an equaliser or to complete a trademark comeback win.

United’s dreadful performance was put down to poor attitude according to Mourinho and he’ll want to shake his players up quickly before the loss does any serious damage.

According to the Mirror, Neville said on BBC’s Match of the Day: “Huddersfield deserved to win, Jose Mourinho was right and I think it’s been coming this week.

“The performance at Anfield, the performance in midweek against Benfica even though they won. They haven’t been good this week, they’ve lost that momentum they had before the international break.”

The Red Devils face Tottenham and Chelsea in their next two Premier League fixtures and will want to quickly regain momentum as the club head into the busy winter period.

Wins against both teams will be imperative in order to seriously challenge for the title while also closing the gap on an unbeaten Manchester City.

Mourinho’s men will want to outdo their city rivals who also started the season in a similar glowing fashion.

However, the Sky Blues have continued their form whilst United have dipped in recent games against Liverpool, Benfica and Huddersfield.

With just a five point gap between both teams, Jose will hope to stop the rot quickly in order to get things back on track but if he doesn’t, the Red Devils could find themselves 11 points behind after the Tottenham and Chelsea games.

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