Manchester United had another heartbreaking loss again on Sunday against a Newcastle, a team that’s at the bottom of the table fighting to prevent relegation. Despite all the money that United has spent (especially compared to rival Manchester City) the club has failed to live up to expectations. According to United legend, Gary Neville, United’s lack of glory is due to the players’ inability to show the level of intensity that’s truly required given their individual quality.
“The individual talent is there but to coordinate that into a team is Jose Mourinho’s job in the next few months,” said Neville. “He has to make them into a team.”
“They look like a team that play five per cent below the intensity that they can play at and should play at.”
“That’s what Jose Mourinho has to do. He has to mold this talented group of players into a team that can come together and can win the title.
“Next season will be Jose’s third season and you would think in his mind, and in everyone’s minds, that he has to win it next season. They have to start preparing now and days like today do damage confidence and take away the work you are trying to do.”
“I still think they will finish second and they are still in the FA Cup and Champions League so there is a lot to play for, but they still have these moments where they let games drift. They missed chances, they are sloppy in the final third so many times and they have to improve that. They have to become killers in the final third and they are not at the moment.”