Gary Neville was left mystified by a lethargic performance by Man Utd when they traveled to Norwich. The performance was especially surprising after manager Ralf Rangnick called for more intensity in these games. United looked a visibly improved side during their win against Crystal Palace but was lucky over the weekend after a Ronaldo penalty proved to be enough to seal the three points. David De Gea was the man of the match as he made a number of important saves to keep out their relegation-threatened hosts.
“It wasn’t a good performance. Against any other team in the league that would have caused them real problems.” Gary Neville said about the lackluster Man Utd performance against Norwich. “They go to Brentford on Tuesday night and they have to do better than that otherwise they will get beaten. I do think they will. We were told before the first game and all week that United will be high energy and high press. That did not exist today. It was a really strange one to understand what happened out there on the ball and off it.”
“Those players will have had a free week to prepare so I was expecting a ferociously frantic start to the game. Really high pressing, loads of quick play, and it was lethargic from minute one,” he added. “On the ball, they were so sloppy it’s untrue. They gave it away so many times it was unbelievable.”