Following Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday, former Manchester united defender Gary Neville has come to the defence of Manchester united manager Jose Mourinho claiming that the red devils involvement in the Europa league is to be blamed for their poor run of results in the premier league according to reports in the Mirror.
The red devils were held to a 1-1 draw by Slaven Bilic’s team and this has taken Manchester united to eleven points behind league leaders Chelsea and eight points behind Arsenal who currently sit in the fourth position of the premier league table.
A draw on Sunday for Jose Mourinho’s men at Old Trafford makes it four straight home draws which is Manchester United’s worst start to a season after thirteen league games since 1989 but Manchester united great Gary Neville insists playing on Thursday in the Europa competition is making it difficult for Manchester united to perform in the premier league.
After United’s draw on Sunday, Gary Neville tweeted:
“The Europa league is a killer. It has always been a killer and it will remain a killer”.
Gary Neville was criticized by fans for his comments but he insisted that the evidence was clear and his comments should be taken into consideration.
Meanwhile, Manchester united manager Jose Mourinho could be in another trouble with the FA after he was sent off to the stands by referee Jonathan Moss for improper conduct but it seems to be the least of the manager’s worries as he seeks to find a solution to his team’s woes.