Gary Neville’s claims about Liverpool and Manchester United’s midfields have come back to haunt him

The ex-United man made some big claims ahead of the season.

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Manchester United suffered yet another derby day embarrassment yesterday as Erling Haaland and Phil Foden had the quality to put their neighbors to the sword with a 3-0 victory.

In truth, it could have been a lot more with Andre Onana being the only reason why the deficit was only three.

The result compounded on what has been a poor start to season for Erik Ten Hag and his men.

The Devils are currently 8th in the Premier League table, eight points adrift of top four.

Furthermore, they are in danger of dropping into the Europa League or worse after their poor start in the  UEFA Champions League group stage.

Manchester United legend turned pundit Gary Neville made some big claims during pre-season, saying on The Overlap:

“When you look at the actual players, let’s take United as an example; Fernandes, Mount, Casemiro, Eriksen. I think that Jurgen Klopp would swap his midfield now for United’s.”

Since Neville’s claims, Liverpool have opened up an eight-point gap on Manchester United while only losing one game to United’s five.

The likes of Szoboszlai, Endo and Mac Allister have all hit the ground running. It is fair to say the same cannot be said for some of United’s midfielders.

Mason Mount has looked a shadow of the player he was at Chelsea, while Casemiro has started the season poorly.

Ironically, the midfield has been one the strong points for Liverpool this season, while for United, the midfield has been one of the weaker points.

With Liverpool to still face United this season, perhaps Neville will change his mind if the game will be anything like the one at Anfield last season.

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