Gary Neville: Man United have rediscovered Sir Alex Ferguson resilience

The Man United legend believes Jose Mourinho's side are looking more resilient in the Premier League this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Gary Neville believes Jose Mourinho has managed to rebuild the resilience Manchester United had under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Red Devils have made a strong start to the Premier League campaign following six victories in their opening seven games.

Manchester United drew 0-0 at Liverpool before the 20-time English champions suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town.

Mourinho’s side ended their winless run with a 1-0 victory over title rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford last weekend but lost 1-0 to Chelsea on Sunday.

The Red Devils secured back-to-back clean sheets with a 2-0 win against Portuguese club Benfica in the Champions League in mid-week to edge closer to the knockout phase.

Manchester United have kept 10 clean sheets in the Champions League and the Premier League so far this season, only losing to Huddersfield Town in all competitions.

Former Manchester United defender Neville is impressed with the resilience that Mourinho has cultivated in the current Red Devils squad.

“Man United can go to the end. They’re resilient, they’re robust and they’ve got character,” Neville told Sky Sports ahead of the Chelsea defeat.

“They can win playing below their best. It’s a big big quality. It’s a quality Sir Alex Ferguson’s teams had over the years. Jose knew it was a big moment. They would have been under pressure if they lost.”

Manchester United have failed to win the Premier League title since 2013, while the Red Devils’ last Champions League success in 2008.

The 20-time English champions signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window.

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