Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has shared some salient criticism regarding why the Red Devils are struggling in the Premier League. Neville has pinpointed the club’s midfield.
“There is still a sense that David Moyes is finding out about his players and his own way in the job. The key for me is that the speed of their game through the midfield is not quick enough.
“United have always been about those relentless waves of attacks, sustained for good periods without counter which would eventually overwhelm the opposition. Because this isn’t happening, opponents have time to rest and recover between attacks.
“And it means teams are perhaps playing a few more attacking players against United and going into games with a bit more confidence than usual. Southampton certainly showed that in the first 20 minutes of the game.
“I have no doubt that David Moyes will be an excellent United manager. But for now he is having to endure some painful results.”
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Gary Neville says Manchester United are struggling because their midfield play is too slow — The Telegraph
- Change of heart! Angry internet superstar Arsenal fan interviewed again before Norwich win — 101GG
- Arsenal’s Theo Walcott faces another fortnight on the sidelines after suffering an injury setback — Telegraph
- Gus Poyet questions the attitude of Sunderland players after Swansea thrashing — The Mirror
- Chelsea plot £50m double bid for Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula and FC Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala — Metro
- Tottenham face fine after flare hits linesman in win at Aston Villa — The Guardian
- Clint Dempsey could be in line for loan return in January with Fulham, Everton and old club Tottenham keen — The Mirror
- Ferguson feared leaving Manchester United in lurch by quitting at same time as chief exec David Gill — Telegraph
- Liverpool’s Andre Wisdom to join Derby County on loan — The Mirror
- Howard Webb apologises to West Brom for missing ‘stonewall penalty’ against Stoke City — Telegraph
- Sam Allardyce counts days until Andy Carroll’s return to West Ham — The Independent
- José Mourinho’s Chelsea touchline tantrum may lead to warning from FA — The Guardian
- West Ham lining up a bid for prolific Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason — The Mirror
- Tim Cahill scores fastest goal in MLS history as Red Bulls top Dynamo, 3-0 — NY Red Bulls
- Detroit soccer no free kick: Backers must win site bid, beat odds on profitability — Crain’s Detroit Business
- United States begins three-match stretch with cruise past Australia (Video) — Pro Soccer Talk
- Mexico’s new coach recruits 10 of his players from Club America to national team squad — Record
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