Gary Neville runs rule over Man United’s defence

Manchester United legend Gary Neville says a good defensive performance was big positive from Villa Park win

Gary Neville says Manchester United’s defensive performance was the big positive from their 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Friday night.

The Red Devils earned three points thanks to 20-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj’s 29th-minute strike against the Birmingham side.

Daley Blind and Chris Smalling continued their fledgling centre-half partnership, whilst Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw impressed at full-back.

And former United defender Neville is seeing signs of progress in Louis van Gaal’s defence following back-to-back clean sheets and victories.

However, Neville, who won the Champions League twice during his United career, warned the Red Devils that they’ll face sterner examination of their defence as the season evolves.

Van Gaal’s men are top of the Premier League table ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures in the English top-flight.

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The Red Devils face Steve McClaren’s Newcastle United side in their next Premier League outing at Old Trafford next Saturday.

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