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Gary Neville gave his honest opinion about Lukaku and Mata during Tottenham 0-1 Man United

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Manchester United made it six wins from six matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 1-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Solskjaer made a perfect start to life at Old Trafford but this was the biggest test of the lot. And he passed it with flying colours.

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game to seal a huge three points for the Red Devils at Wembley Stadium.

David de Gea proved to be the star of the show, though, the Spaniard producing an unbelievable performance in the second half to keep Spurs at bay.

Solskjaer continued to show faith in Rashford by starting him up front and the striker rewarded him with yet another goal.

The 21-year-old has now scored four goals under Solskjaer.

If he keeps scoring, then Romelu Lukaku will have to settle for a regular spot on the bench.

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Neville rips into Lukaku and Mata

The Belgian was named as a substitute along with Juan Mata and Gary Neville, on co-commentary duty for Sky Sports, believes they are simply too slow to start for Man United.

“Looking at what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done, he’s left out Lukaku, he’s left out Mata most of the time, it’s not a reflection of those two players but they do slow down attacks,” Neville said.

“They can’t move from one box to another quickly. All these players can run, along with the quality they have.

“Fellaini as well, there’s another one.

“They can potentially add things from the bench but they can’t play at this pace, they can’t make the movements of Martial, Lingard, Rashford, Pogba.

“They’re not capable of doing it, they don’t have the physical attributes to do it.”

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Neville was then asked by Martin Tyler how important it was to be able to play with speed at Man United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

“It was one of the big things, you had to be able to counter-attack quickly to score goals,” the former right-back added.

“There were always players in the team that could run.

“It’s the basis of every team. You look at Manchester City with Sterling and Sane or Liverpool with Salah and Firmino, every team has to have those players and with the likes of Mata and Lukaku and Fellaini in the team, it was too slow.”

When you watch Man United now, it’s hard to disagree with Neville.

Topics:
Football
Marcus Rashford
Jesse Lingard
Anthony Martial
Paul Pogba
Premier League
Juan Mata
David De Gea
Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United

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