Gary Neville labelled Manchester United “embarrassing” and says they “threw the towel in” during their 4-1 defeat by rivals Manchester City on Super Sunday.
Doubles from Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez restored City’s six-point lead at the top of the Premier League as the champions delivered a commanding performance at the Etihad Stadium.
Jadon Sancho had equalised in the first half for United, but City soon showed their dominance and after De Bruyne’s second goal restored the hosts’ lead, the result was never in doubt.
“Manchester United’s response to going 3-1 down has been embarrassing. Ninety-two per cent possession for City? They have given up,” Sky Sports pundit Neville said on co-commentary.
“They are walking around the pitch. It’s nowhere near good enough.
“There can be no complaints. City have been absolutely outstanding. But as a Manchester United fan, it’s embarrassing.
“City played brilliantly in the second half. But the effort and intensity from United in the last 20 minutes was non-existent.
“The scoreline isn’t the problem. It’s the response to going 3-1 down that’s the problem. They have thrown the towel in.”
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