Former right-back Gary Neville has said Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday night was nothing more than a “start” as they appear to be rectifying their latest problems.
United brought their four-match unbeaten run in the Premier League to an end in the capital with a comfortable victory over a lifeless Spurs team that did very little to threaten David de Gea in the United goal.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, who just got his second Premier League start of the season, and substitute Marcus Rashford got the job done for United, ensuring they started to heal the wounds inflicted by last Sunday’s 5-0- blow on the hands of. Liverpool.
Although United’s response could not be ruled out, Neville refuses to get carried away and insists the victory did not “let anyone get off the hook” after last weekend’s defeat to Liverpool.
“I have not liked the body language in what I have seen in the last four games where they threw their arms and stepped off the pitch, they looked out of touch with the manager, not part of the problem,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“It looks like something has happened this week where they have come together. It has proven today that they can put some kind of achievement together.
“Today was a decent start, but it let no one get off the hook. A start, but no more than that.”
Although Neville refused to get carried away, former United man Roy Keane was full of praise for the way Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team came back, albeit against a toothless Spurs team.
Keane said: “I think it was a perfect match for Manchester United. Spurs had a cup match this week, Spurs are not scoring many goals.
“It was just perfect. It was a case of how many we want to score, the perfect day for Manchester United.”
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