Neville makes poor claim about Man United after reaching EFL Cup final
The former Manchester United defender wasn't impressed with Jose Mourinho's players
Phil Neville admitted that Manchester United produced one of their worst performances under Jose Mourinho in a 2-1 loss at Hull City despite reaching the EFL Cup final.
The Premier League strugglers were the better side in the first half of the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final as Marco Silva’s side looked to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the Old Trafford leg.
Manchester United midfielders Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini proved to be the difference in the first leg but it was Hull who made the breakthrough at the KCOM Stadium.
Argentina international Marcos Rojo conceded a penalty for holding Harry Maguire in the area and former Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone dispatched his penalty with confidence to make the breakthrough.
Substitute Paul Pogba levelled in the second half with a close-range finish to restore Manchester United’s two-goal cushion on aggregate before Oumar Niasse’s late consolation for Hull.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Manchester United lost to Hull but secured their place in the final, Neville said:
“When you’ve not tasted defeat for so long, it does hurt,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“The way that they played was the most disappointing [thing]. It was probably the poorest I’ve seen Manchester United played this season.
“I thought they were lucky in the end.”
Manchester United will take on Southampton in the EFL Cup final at Wembley.
Manchester United will take on Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup fifth round at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.