- Gary Neville thought scoreline flattered Manchester United at Old Trafford
- He noted Jose Mourinho’s side are developing habit of scoring late goals
- Neville added that United looked like the team that played on Thursday
- Ronald Koeman concurred that United had not deserved to win 4-0
Gary Neville thinks Manchester United’s 4-0 win against Everton ‘wasn’t a good performance’ despite the resounding scoreline.
After the match Neville said at times it looked like Jose Mourinho’s side had been the team to play in Europe on Thursday.
And in his punditry role for Sky Sports, he noted that there is a pattern developing whereby United are flattered by a flurry of late goals.
Gary Neville played down the Manchester United victory against Everton at Old Trafford
United scored three goals in the last ten minutes to secure all three points in front of their fans
When asked if he if he thought it was a ‘very good Manchester United performance, he replied: ‘No it wasn’t a good performance, there’s a bit of a pattern building though in terms of getting in front and then being patient.
‘Sometimes they’re even retreating a bit with a couple of defensive substitutions. The other team then gets desperate and United score goals late on in the game.
‘It has happened two or three times now this season, I think Jose is renowned as being a patient coach and his team look like they have the maturity to be able to handle it.’
And the former England international believes despite the score, Mourinho will have some nagging worries.
Neville noted a pattern emerging whereby the Red Devils remain patient and score late
Ronald Koeman concurred with Neville that the scoreline flattered Manchester United
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‘He’ll be a little bit concerned about the goals they conceded at Stoke last week and the couple of big chances they conceded today because United haven’t played against the best teams in the league yet.’
He was not alone in thinking the late goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial flattered United.
After the comprehensive win, Everton boss Ronald Koeman had said: ‘4-0 is very harsh. Sometimes in football you get more than you deserve.’
But Mourinho was full of praise for his side and regardless of a differing view from Neville, will be delighted his team lie joint top of the table alongside fierce rivals Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho’s side scored early but only put the game to bed with a flurry of late goals