Gary Neville hits back at Manchester United headlines

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Football is a fickle sport.

One week you can look like destined champions, and then the next, you can be in a crisis. That's what is currently happening at Old Trafford and Manchester United.

What started out so well for Jose Mourinho and his men, has suddenly turned sour, with three losses in eight days in two different competitions really putting the cat amongst the pigeons.


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It all stemmed from the derby day defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford, where goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho secured all three points for Pep Guardiola's men.

Things then got worse in midweek as Mourinho saw his heavily-changed side lose 1-0 to Feyenoord in their Europa League opener.

Losing in the derby is understandable, losing in the Europa League can be forgotten about, but then losing 3-1 to Watford back in the Premier League, and questions start to be asked.

Goals from Etienne Capoue, Juan Zuniga, and Troy Deeney gave the Hornets all three points on Sunday, much to the bemusement of Mourinho and the United fans.

The aftermath of the defeat has been costly for the Portuguese. Reports of unrest following his criticism of Luke Shaw. The left-back himself not being happy with the treatment he's received.

It's all seeming a bit too familiar for Mourinho.

However, one man who isn't buying into the media claims is former right-back, and now pundit, Gary Neville.

Neville has taken to his official Twitter account to address the papers' headlines and has stated just how fickle football can be.

He posted: 'Just reading the sports headlines this morning. 10 days ago going into the Derby United were back. Now they're F@@@@d. Football madness..'

Although his managerial career wasn't all that, Neville is highly rated as a pundit and he does have a very good point.

Before the derby, United had won all three of their games, sitting level on points with City and also Chelsea.

They picked apart Bournemouth and Southampton, before scoring a last minute winner against Hull City. Something a classic Manchester United team does.

However, since then, it's been three games and three losses, meaning they are now six points behind their noisy neighbours.

Speaking of City, Neville was asked on Twitter whether he thinks they are guaranteed champions this season, to which he replied with: "If they carry on but it's early days.."

One thing is for sure, it's going to take some stopping Guardiola and his men, especially if they continue playing like they have done so far this season.

As for United, three of their next four home games come at Old Trafford, which gives Mourinho and co. a chance to regain some form.

That is before interesting trips to Anfield and Stamford Bridge.

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