Gary Neville reacts to Man United’s 2-1 loss to Man City

Gary Neville accuses Manchester United of failing to perform during their 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville accused Manchester United of looking “anxious and nervous” against Manchester City after they slumped to a disappointing 2-1 loss to their bitter local rivals in the derby clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Manchester City took the lead in the 43rd minute when David Silva finished from close range after the ball fell to him in the box.

However, Manchester United struck back just two minutes later when Marcus Rashford capitalised on a mistake from Fabian Delph to slot home to make it 1-1 at the break.

Nicolas Otamendi restored Manchester City’s lead in the 54th minute after Romelu Lukaku failed to clear the ball from a free kick.

Manchester United had chances to win the game late on, but the Red Devils were not able to conjure an equaliser.

Speaking during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the game, Neville said: “United were nervous and anxious.

“Forget the fact that City had most of the ball – we expected that. But every time they got the ball back it looked like a hot potato, they didn’t want to pass it, they had no confidence on the ball.

“I was shocked with how United played in the first half. They were let off the hook.”

The result left Manchester United in second place in the Premier League table and a staggering 11 points behind Pep Guardiola’s men after 16 games of the new campaign.

The Red Devils will aim to get back to winning ways when they return to Premier League action on Wednesday night with a home clash against Bournemouth in the top flight.

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