Gary Neville blasted Manchester United’s performance in their 1-1 Premier League draw with Newcastle on Monday, calling the Red Devils a “bunch of whingebags”.
Edinson Cavani’s second-half finish cancelled out Allan Saint-Maximin’s superb first-half strike to ensure Ralf Rangnick maintained his unbeaten start to life at the Red Devils, but the visitors found themselves often mired in post-Christmas lethargy following a two-week-plus Covid-19-enforced break from action.
Another point-saving performance from David de Gea between the posts was the greatest highlight of an otherwise uninspired group showcase against their relegation-embattled hosts – and ex-United defender Neville did not pull his punches when dissecting their overall mentality.
“There’s no pressing, there’s no urgency,” the former England right-back stated on Sky Sports at the interval. “The basics of the game, every single battle, they’ve lost. That’s been a really poor performance.
“There’s not one single thing that’s gone right as a team. There’s not one single player who can go in at half-time and say that they’ve done their jobs, or even done themselves justice.
“They’re a bunch of whingebags. Watch them on that pitch. Arms in the air, complaining about everything. They got the last manager the sack [and] they’ll get a lot of managers the sack, that lot, if they carry on like that.”