Gary Neville compares Man United now to Spurs when Poch took over – for this reason

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Dom Le Roy

Manchester United are currently in a terrible run of form after winning just two games in their last 11 in all competitions.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has the task of rejuvenating the side ahead of next season as the Red Devils look set to spend heavily once again this summer.

Former Man Utd defender Gary Neville lashed out at the players after their draw against Huddersfield on Sunday, a result which relegated them to the Europa League next season.

The 44-year-old admitted that there is nothing he liked about watching the current United team.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said, “This is Huddersfield Town who have struggled all season. You watch them, they haven’t got the quality, but I like watching them a lot more than the ones in the red shirts, to be honest.

“At least you can identify with them. There’s nothing I like about this United team at all. It’s just awful. Look at them. They’re the most despondent group of people.

“As a manager, you want to like your team. I look at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, I can’t imagine he’s down there thinking he likes watching this lot – I don’t.”

Neville further compared the job Solksjaer has at hand to the one Pochettino did when he arrived at Spurs back in 2014.

He said the Norwegian has to weed out the negative characters from the dressing room just like the Argentine did in order to be able to build his own team.

The pundit added, “This isn’t a team at all. It reminds me of the Tottenham group Mauricio Pochettino inherited, with Kaboul, Adebayor, Capoue in, a group of individuals without any real spirit – he dismantled it piece by piece.

“Ole will need to do the same, it’d be nice if the club got an experienced sporting director to help him, but the shambles of that recruitment reported in the press this week hasn’t helped.”

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Manchester United seem like they will have to rebuild their squad once again in the summer, just like Arsenal. If Tottenham ensure that they are brave and add some major reinforcements to their squad in the summer, they can potentially steer further clear of the two teams and closer to the top 2.

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