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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Manchester United legend picks the club’s obvious concerning weak point

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Gary Neville has directly compared Manchester United’s attacking ability to that of arch rivals Manchester City.

Neville believes that the Red Devils can only become a tip-top team when they can slice open deep defensive blocks.

“We know what Manchester United are: they do struggle to break down teams, if you think about how City dismantle teams who sit deep against them, United aren’t capable of that yet and it has been something we can quite obviously see, when they play on the counterattack, they’re a lot better,” Neville said via SkySports, as reported by Goal.

“They’ve got to get better playing against teams who really sit back in those deep blocks. I think that’s where the next stage of the development has got to come, because if they don’t start doing that better, they won’t win this Premier League because teams will do that against them as Man City have found out.

“It’s about having higher quality in the final third. If you think about the compact nature of all teams now when they want to be, particularly the teams in the bottom half, you just need fantastic players. If you look at City – Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, Foden, Mahrez – they have five or six of them. I can only really think of Fernandes and Pogba who can open a defence up in tight situations, the rest of them rely upon space to operate.

“Maybe Greenwood can do it, but generally, you look at City, they’ve got five or six and if two of them are injured then there’s always someone who can unlock the door elsewhere in the team. For United, if it’s not [Bruno] Fernandes, then maybe it’s Luke Shaw who’s the person who’s next and most likely to do something from an attacking point of view,” Neville concluded.

Meanwhile, Man United are expected to enjoy an open game away at AC Milan on Thursday in the Europa League last 32 second leg.

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