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Fans react to Gary Neville's tweet after Manchester United vs Watford

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After three defeats in one week, Jose Mourinho's honeymoon period at Manchester United is officially over.

And, with their 3-1 loss to Watford coming on the back of humbling results away at Feyenoord and Manchester City over the past eight days, the critics are beginning to turn on 'The Special One' after a strong start to the season.

One of those who appeared less than impressed with United's performance at Vicarage Road this afternoon was former Red Devils star Gary Neville. The right-back-turned-pundit to sum up his former team's display in a simple three-word tweet.

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Taking to social media not long after the final whistle on Sunday afternoon, Neville appeared to offer his assessment of the Old Trafford club's performance.

Neville's 'poor all day' comment jars with Mourinho's view of today's game. Speaking to the media after the 3-1 loss, the Portuguese manager claimed that his team were the better side in the second half.

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"Today didn't start well, but in the second half they show quality, intensity, desire, commitment, ambition...and again we lose in our best moment," he said.

It doesn't look like Neville - a man not short of an opinion - agrees with the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss.

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And, judging by the reaction from United fans to his tweet today, it looks like the majority of Red Devils supporters are siding with the club legend rather than the new manager.

After beginning his reign with four straight wins, Mourinho now appears to be losing support in Manchester.

Alongside the disappointing results over the past week, it is his persistence with certain players in his squad - namely Wayne Rooney - that have left United fans as frustrated as Neville this afternoon.

Next up for Mourinho and co. is an away game against Northampton in the league cup on Wednesday. If the inconceivable were to happen and they were to lose to their League One opponents, the pressure would be ramped up to another level.

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For his and his players' sakes, then, the United boss will be hoping to see Neville tweet out a far more positive message come full time on September 21.

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