Gary Neville: Manchester United need to become a team and not just a group of individuals

by Marwan Harraz

Former Manchester United legend Gary Neville has once more passed on advice to his former club, calling them to show their collective strength rather than their isolated weaknesses.

A lot of the criticism aimed at Jose Mourinho is that he has a host of stars that he isn’t necessarily bringing the best out of.

United’s attacking talent includes the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

However, some of the club’s displays this season have been turgid to say the least and fans have questioned whether Mourinho has really gotten the best out of the talented players available to him.

The Red Devils’ attack is up there with the best of the league on paper but it has failed to transpire throughout the season and Neville has called on the club to do more in this regard.

According to the Sport Review, Gary said on his Sky Sports podcast: “Man United need to build some momentum. They need to try and fit Sanchez, Rashford, Martial, Lukaku and Mata into a team and try to make them into a team rather than a group of individuals.”

There’s no doubt that at the start of the season Manchester United were playing the free flowing attacking football they’ve wished to see for ages at Old Trafford.

However, the club’s form dipped and while they’ve managed to improve results wise since, they’ve failed to recreate the same style of play.

United have often been lacklustre and uninspiring even in victory with Gary Neville seemingly hinting it’s due to the players playing as individuals rather than as a collective team.

Perhaps morale has been an issue but Jose has also questioned some of the players mentalities, calling on them to ‘grow up’.

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