Gary Neville, a former Manchester United star, has spoken out about the club’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Leicester City (1-3).
“Of course, the second place seems like a target at the start of the season, but the championship is the ultimate target. All that remains now is the Europa League,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“Leicester is doing well; I listened to the match on the radio. When Manchester United begins to lose, you say to yourself, “Let’s go!” Then, after United has regained control of the game, it is unsurprising that they concede a second and third penalty. They seem to have blown a huge opportunity.
As a United supporter, I’m disappointed because I felt the team had a decent chance of winning the Cup this season. They would have been willing to play Manchester City if they had gone further. To attempt to achieve their standard, you must defeat them in a major tournament.
Tottenham will have a chance in the League Cup in a few weeks. Of necessity, they must first defeat Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals. In the end, Manchester United could be waiting for them. You can’t rely on other teams to keep City at bay.
If you are England’s second team and have normal stats in games against City, as Solskjaer does, so you can be there and be the team to stop them.
It’s the same thing in the Championship; you can’t count on other players to stop them. I was irritated by the game against Leicester. Man United supporters, I remember, were also dissatisfied. I saw their social media reactions to the game.”