English Premiership

Neville has a go at United midfielder

2016-10-24 20:15
Marouane Fellaini and N'Golo Kante (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Manchester United stalwart has singled out Marouane Fellaini for criticism following the Red Devil's resounding defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.

United suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Antonio Conte's side and it would be easy to pin the blame on centre-back Chris Smalling.

Smalling was culpable in all four of Chelsea's goals and had an absolute shocker at Stamford Bridge, but former United defender Gary Neville has singled out someone else for special criticism.

Fellaini has copped his fair share of flak during his time at Old Trafford and after an abysmal 45 minutes which saw him yanked off at half-time, Gary Neville has laid into him once again.

"Fellaini played so high in the game today. I am not sure if that was something he was told to do, but it just didn't work. It meant he was detached from Herrera who seemed to be exposed and for United, it was not a good 45 minutes," Neville said on his podcast.

"I know Fellaini has had a lot of stick over the last couple of seasons with people saying he is not a Manchester United player, and it is obvious to see his lack of quality in certain areas, but I thought today he was really poor.

"In the first-half he had a really terrible game and it was no surprise he came off, and I think Herrera dropped a level after being brilliant at Anfield."

United are not short on replacements for the Belgian, with Morgan Schneiderlin and Michael Carrick waiting in the wings.

Wayne Rooney is also being touted for a midfield role, and Bastian Schweinsteiger remains an option depsite seemingly being frozen out at Old Trafford.

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