Neville reacts to trio’s display in Man United’s 4-0 win over Wigan
Phil Neville was impressed with the performances of Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial for Manchester United
Phil Neville has singled out the performances of Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial for special praise after Manchester United’s 4-0 win against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup.
Marouane Fellaini broke the deadlock in the first half to end the Latics’s resistance at Old Trafford before Chris Smalling got on the end of Anthony Martial’s cross to double the home side’s lead.
Summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan extended Manchester United’s lead to three goals before German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger completed the rout to secure the hosts’s progress to the fifth round.
Manchester United have managed to bounce back immediately to their 2-1 loss to Hull City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Thursday night.
Speaking to BBC Sport after Manchester United’s FA Cup, Neville singled out three midfielders for praise:
“The goal before half time won Manchester United the game. In the second half they played some fantastic football and passed well. Mata, Mkhitaryan and Martial got more space.”
Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table but Mourinho’s side are still six points adrift of current leaders Chelsea with 16 games to play.