Gary Neville lauded Liverpool and Arsenal for their commendable management following Manchester United‘s 3-0 loss to Manchester City. Observing the stark contrast, Neville identified a ‘negativity and toxicity‘ at Manchester United. He appreciated the cohesive strategies at Liverpool and Arsenal during his remarks on The Gary Neville Podcast.
Neville view on Arsenal and Liverpool compared to United
Mikel Arteta‘s Arsenal showcased their strength by remaining unbeaten after ten Premier League matches. This streak was highlighted by their 5-0 victory over Sheffield United, where Eddie Nketiah‘s hat-trick was the talk of the match. On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool defeated Nottingham Forest 3-0.
This win has given them an eight-point lead over Erik ten Hag’s side. The implications for Manchester United are clear. They now face a growing challenge in securing a spot in the Champions League. Neville pinpointed the problems at Manchester United, referencing the successes at Liverpool and Arsenal.
Neville expressed his concern about Manchester United’s recurring issues.
“This cycle of challenges has persisted for a decade,” he noted. He emphasized the underlying issue, stating, “There’s a pervasive negativity and toxicity here.”
He lauded clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Villa, and Brighton for their effective management. In contrast, he criticized Manchester United’s leadership, holding the owners accountable.
Analyzing Liverpool and Arsenal’s Success
Is the success of Liverpool and Arsenal due to exceptional management, or is it the result of having elite managers? Not long ago, Arsenal supporters were vocally against Stan Kroenke. However, the current atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium is notably positive.
While Liverpool’s owners, FSG, have had their differences with fans, Jurgen Klopp’s achievements speak for themselves. These clubs demonstrate that managerial excellence can sometimes overcome top-level issues. Sadly, post-Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United managers haven’t achieved this balance.
Gary Neville seas that as the season progresses, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City seem poised to outperform Manchester United. Moreover, this would also mean that Erik ten Hag could lose his job.
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