Date Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:21 AM
Gary Neville has denied claims that the Manchester United squad is weaker this season and has defended his decision to let some big names leave Old Trafford.
United saw Ander Herrera is leaving at the end of his contract, while Romelu Lukaku was sold last week to Inter Milan, with no direct replacement provided for each player.
However, the United States has brought in Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire for a combined £ 145 million – the latter of which has already ceased a great deal, including the often highly critical Jose Mourinho.
There are some, however, who feel the United States squad is weaker than last season as a result of the aforementioned departures, but Neville claims there could be more departures in the coming weeks with the club still aiming to unload more deadwood. .
Asked if he felt that United were adequately strong after losing two major players, critical Snow said to Sky Bet The Great Debate: "Did we miss them? I don't feel like we lost anything.
"You know, losing Herrera, losing [Marouane] Fellaini, making Lukaku out of the club. Lukaku was 105kg. He acknowledged that he was overweight.
"I think there are three or four players that the club would like to remove. I think there are three or four players that Ole would like to release. I think removing them all at one time, however, would weaken the club and weaken the team for this season so I think he removes them one by one and he bleeds them out of the club.
"So, for me, you don't cry because of Fellaini leaving. Blacksmith to be fair and suffocated, but there is a lot about him. Ander Herrera is all around. He's nothing special, hey. There is a lot of him around. "
Asked if he relied on existing United Nations options, he continued: "No, I don't trust it, but my point is if you told me [Scott] McTominay will be there for 30 games this season, will he do much worse than Herrera? I don't think he will.
"I really think, I know it sounds crazy, but Liverpool fans continue [Jordan] Henderson and [James] Milner, they don't really like them as players, but they actually accept that they give it their all, and if the team wins and gets a little good around, they'll accept them. And here's Herrera, here are those players.
"I've been one of those in America for years where there were basically wonderful players, but there were actually five or six of us – myself, Darren Fletcher, John O & # 39; Shea, my brother, Nicky Butt – you need that solid element. in a club but there are a lot of them around. The real big problem for the United States is to get the world classes that are committed to the club. "
One of those outings that Neville is talking about could be Alexis Sanchez, with reports in Wednesday's articles further speculated about his future.
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