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‘Furious’ Neville calls for Manchester United’s ‘Japanese knotweed’ to be eradicated

Gary Neville was left in a foul mood after he watched his beloved Manchester United annihilated 4-0 by Everton this afternoon, a performance which he described as rancid.

The former full-back had already embarked on a pre-match rant about Manchester United’s recent form, having lost five of their last seven games, and his mood was certainly not improved having watched his old club put in a ‘rancid’ display at Goodison Park.

Speaking after the game, Neville said that the weeds within Manchester United’s squad need ‘eradicating’

“I’m furious, the fact he has to go over and apologise to the fans at the whistle is embarrassing,” Neville angrily said on Sky Sports.

“There’s some bad weeds not only in the garden but Japanese knotweed attacking the entire house and they need it eradicating.

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“I have 100% faith in Ole Gunnar Solksjaer but he needs backing and this performance was rancid.

“I would imagine more Ole Gunnar Solksjaer sees these players he will be losing faith in them.”

Neville was pressed on who he was describing, and while he refused to name names, his comments do seem to be pretty well aimed in the direction of Paul Pogba.

“I don’t need to name names, everyone knows who they are. They are in the newspapers every single day and are on social media every single day,” he replied.

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“Every single player who does not have the attitude … forget talent, I have been falling into the trap about talking about ‘oh they have potential, they have talent’ but forget it.

“If they don’t work hard and have the attitude to run around in that shirt get rid of them. Because I am watching players for Liverpool and for Manchester City and they are working their absolute backsides off every week for their football club.

“And I’m watching Manchester United on that football pitch walk around, saunter around, jogging back. I saw it in Barcelona the other night and I don’t mind losing games, conceding goals or giving passes away – I was one of the best at it, giving the ball away – but one thing you do not drop below the standard or work ethic expected at that club and they are falling below it.

“We got a little bit of a bounce when Ole came in for the job and everyone was blaming Jose Mourinho. But Jose Mourinho is one of the most successful managers of the last 20 years in football and in the end he lost all faith in those players.

“I would imagine now the more Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watches those players the more he will be losing faith in them because they are letting him down and letting the club down.”

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