Five Manchester United players have come under fire from Gary Neville for “whinging and sleeping” during their embarrassing Carabao Cup loss on Wednesday night.
After Man City easily defeated them at Old Trafford on Sunday, Newcastle eliminated the Red Devils from the competition yesterday night, causing them to lose 3-0 at home for the second time in three days.
Eddie Howe’s team scored goals through Miguel Almiron, Lewis Hall, and Joe Willock, and it was their second goal that encapsulated Erik ten Hag’s disorganized defense.
Newcastle took full advantage of the United players’ mistake when Miguel Almiron found Joe Willock behind the defence. Maguire headed Willock’s cross into the path of Hall, who volleyed the ball into the bottom right corner.
“If we go back to the free-kick here, watch Manchester United when they give it away, watch them five players,” Neville stated following the goal, pointing to the five men from the Manchester United team. Examine them.
They’re just dozing off, whining, and complaining to the referee. And Newcastle is winning while they’re complaining.
It’s an amazing, amazing strike. Lewis Hall is a tremendous talent; his volley is so smooth and controlled. The five of them turned around and started yelling at the referee as Newcastle was playing as soon as that free kick was given out. It’s schoolboy fare, such as under-9s.
Neville mentioned five players who had cost United an incredible £250 million.
With their backs to the ball, Maguire (£80 million), Casemiro (£70 million), and Mount (£65 million) were observed challenging the referee’s call of a free kick in the Newcastle half.
In the meantime, Ritchie sprinted in front of Mejbri (£9 million) and Martial (£36 million) to pass the ball to Willock, who combined with Almiron in a one-two.
It was a rematch of the Carabao Cup final from the previous year, in which the Red Devils won, and Ten Hag’s team found it difficult to contain the Magpies.
With a goal in the 60th minute, Willock gave the Magpies the victory and advanced Howe’s team to the quarterfinals.
Neville threatened to fire Ten Hag the morning following the game because of the club’s lackadaisical tactics.
Ten Hag is now leading United through its worst start to a season since the 1962–63 campaign, and the team has suffered its first home defeats at Old Trafford since 1930–31, having lost five of their first ten games there.
We witnessed the Theatre of Dreams change into the Theatre of Nothing last night. On X, a website that was once known as Twitter, Neville tweeted, “Every single United fan is bored and flat.”
“The players on the field are shocked, the performances are appalling, and the manager is having a hard time in front of us.”
The former United right back also cautioned that Ten Hag may be in danger given his recent poor performance.
“We’ve had enough, we know how it ends, we’ve seen it before,” he continued.