Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 during the clash at Old Trafford on Saturday which helped them open up a five-point lead at the second spot on the table. But a couple of people felt that the result of the game could have been a bit different.
And one of these people was former Manchester United player Gary Neville.
Neville was commenting during the North West Derby suggested that Marcus Rashford, who scored both goals for the Red Devils, could have been sent off for some bad challenges.
And indeed Rashford was lucky to stay on the pitch after having already been booked for a foul on James Milner before putting in another strong tackle on Trent Alexander-Arnold.
During the post-match conference, United manager Jose Mourinho revealed that he once thought of talking Marcus Rashford off based on the time advice of Gary Neville during the match.
Mourinho said: “At half-time, someone told me Gary Neville was asking for Marcus Rashford to get a red card,
“I was scared because I thought the referee was watching and would be influenced by Gary.
“Where Liverpool brought a lot of players to the central area of the pitch, Marcus was defending the corridor (against Alexander-Arnold).
“With the yellow card and the pressure of Gary, I decided to make a change and bring a player on who could make a foul.”
It’s pretty clear from the above statement that Jose Mourinho is not a huge fan of Gary Neville and the pair have a very love-hate relationship.
Mourinho has gone on record to claim that people like Neville are paid to talk and that is why they try and find fault in every nook and corner of the pitch. Neville on the other hand always criticized Mourinho and his tactics at Old Trafford stating that he has turned Manchester United into a defensive team.
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