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Neville & Keane blast Manchester United after disappointing 3-0 home loss against City 

Manchester suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Manchester City on Sunday at Old Trafford. 

Erling Braut Haaland scored the opening goal from the spot after 26 minutes before he added another with a brilliant header in the second-half. 

The Norwegian star then set up Phil Foden who tapped in the Cityzens’ third goal with 10 minutes remaining. 

The latest defeat means United are eighth in the Premier League standings, eight points behind fourth-placed Liverpool

Football pundit Gary Neville was unhappy with how his former club played, saying they were ‘obliterated’ by City.  

He told Sky Sports: “The only claim that Man Utd may have is that the penalty in the first half was maybe a little bit soft, and they may think that’s cost them the game. 

“But the second half was all to play for. The first half was half a contest, the second wasn’t a contest at all. Erik ten Hag’s men have been obliterated.

“I didn’t think the substitutions were great, but I have to say the performance of the players in the second half after they went 2-0 down – they lost their discipline in the last 20 minutes. A shambles.”

Roy Keane also slammed the Red Devils’ performance, and highlighted the huge gap in quality between the two sides. 

He said: “Man City weren’t even at their best, it was the same as the FA Cup final last season. They’re just toying with United now. It was almost embarrassing for the players.

“They were short in every aspect of the game technically, tactically and worryingly even physically. United were so off it.

“Credit to Man City though, they’re an outstanding team. United – where do you start and where do you finish? It’s a long way back for this team.”

Keane also claimed that manager Erik ten Hag should remove Bruno Fernandes as captain. 

He blasted the Portuguese star for ‘whingeing and moaning’ during the Old Trafford encounter. 

Keane told Sky Sports: “The first thing I would do is take the captaincy off him. I know it’s a big decision but Fernandes is not captain material.

“He’s a talented player, but what I saw today, he’s whingeing, he’s moaning, he’s throwing his arms up in the air constantly.

“It really isn’t acceptable. When you’re talking about where do they make changes – board level, managers – I’d start with that because the manager is capable of doing that. 

“Fernandes is a brilliant footballer but he’s the opposite to what you want in a captain.”

Neville slammed Fernandes as well for his petulance in Sunday’s game, saying he wasn’t fooling anyone with his actions. 

He said: “The problem is he’s running round trying ‘to do’ people. He’s tried ‘to do’ John Stones and he’s ended up hurting himself.

“Stones has seen him coming and said ‘have that’. He’s a massive talent Bruno Fernandes but he’s not conning anyone in what he’s been doing these last few minutes.”

Fernandes was far from his best on Sunday and offered little attacking threat from his right midfield position. 

But he wasn’t the only player who failed to shine against City. Apart from goalkeeper Andre Onana, almost all the other players disappointed with their performance. 

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