Gary Neville reacts to Wayne Rooney’s display in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Man United

The Manchester United legend questions Wayne Rooney's defending for Victor Wanyama's opening goal for Tottenham

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Gary Neville questioned Wayne Rooney’s defending for Victor Wanyama’s goal in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils made wholesale changes to their starting line-up after Manchester United booked their place in the Europa League final last week courtesy of a 2-1 aggregate win against Celta Vigo.

Manchester United lost 2-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend after goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck in the second half.

The Red Devils’ fortunes in north London didn’t improve on Sunday when Kenya international Wanyama broke the deadlock in the sixth minute thanks to Ben Davies’ superb cross for the defensive midfielder.

The former Southampton star rose above Manchester United captain Rooney to give Tottenham the lead in their last-ever game at White Hart Lane.

Speaking to Sky Sports about Rooney’s role in Wanyama’s goal, former Manchester United defender Neville said:

“It’s a great start for Spurs. Ben Davies puts a wonderful ball into the area. Rooney gets underneath it and loses Wanyama.

“It’s poor defending by the captain. It was question of whether Victor could get the accuracy and contact. David De Gea had no chance.”

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Tottenham secured second place in the Premier League table thanks to their victory over Manchester United.

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