Former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville believes there is a massive gap in quality between the Red Devils and Manchester City.
The TV pundit says he thinks the United players gave their all against their city rivals last night but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 2-0 home defeat:
“What we saw there between Manchester United and Manchester City was the gulf in class between the two teams. I think that’s everything United have got.”
Fans are in agreement with Neville’s comments and want the club to make significant changes to the personnel this summer:
He’s not wrong
— Ice cold Lindelof (@RobertC70977492) 24 April 2019
Think you need to wake up. We were ‘up for it’ like a lower league club is when it’s an FA cup tie. The gap in quality is unreal. Fred wouldn’t be employed to clean City players boots and he starts in our midfield.
— Nick Foulkes (@JustFowksee) 24 April 2019
Clear as day light!
— Robel Birhane (@robelbtareke) 24 April 2019
There’s a man who speaks the truth. #spoton
— Gavin mulholland (@redgavin86) 24 April 2019
City know a thing or two about a Gulf
— § (@DalotologyV2) 24 April 2019
It’s not just about quality. It’s abt havin a system, wat’s ur role in tat system, how to play as a team n tat system, wat kinda game u r goin to play as a team, wat’s ur work ethic goin to be, how r u goin to prevail n adversity? 1 team was n auto pilot & other jus participating
— Muthukumaran K (@REDEVIL4LYF) 24 April 2019
They are not going to stop.
And we will only change one manager after other and rebuild the squad every season.
— Sam Som (@sammysamsom98) 24 April 2019
United defence cost £97.7m going back to 10/11 smalling and 11/12 young. That’s 5 players. Laporte and Walker cost £97m. Everyone knows the gulf is in spending in the team and selling players quickly when it’s not working out
— jeremy may (@mazadonah) 24 April 2019
The loss to City was the club’s seventh defeat in nine matches, leaving the club’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League this season in doubt.
They are still just three points behind Chelsea in fourth but Arsenal’s defeat against Wolves last night had given them the chance to leapfrog the Gunners into fifth with a win in the derby.
The defeat at Old Trafford means Champions League qualification is now out of their hands, with the Manchester club now facing another top-four contender Chelsea on Sunday.