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Gary Neville talks about high expectation from United at Anfield

Thu 07 January 2021 | 14:54

Manchester United should face Liverpool next week after they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Manchester City last night.

Manchester United

suffered a disappointing defeat against

Manchester City

in the semi-final stage of the Carabao Cup. Two goals from Stones and Fernandinho were enough to knock-out

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

in the fourth semi-final in a row.

Gary Neville

is concerned about Manchester United’s situation against Liverpool next week as the expectation from Ole’s side is more than ever.

'I said before tonight that I felt there was more expectation on this game for me as a Man United fan than there will be a week on Sunday against Liverpool at Anfield,' Neville told Sky Sports.

'No one this season expected Man United to challenge for the league title, but I think there was a feeling: win a trophy. Ole, at the end of this season, will have been there two-and-a-half years, and to go two-and-a-half years without a trophy, it will start to bring a pressure, because it helps you on your way.

'Jurgen Klopp needed a trophy and eventually got the Champions League. Pep Guardiola won the League Cup, Jose Mourinho at various clubs has won the League Cup just to get them going. He needed something and they were so close to a final with this game and in good form.

'It does pose a problem. I wouldn't say, sat here as a Man United fan, it causes me a great problem that in any way shape or form I'm looking at the manager's job at any point, but it will bring pressure down the line. 

'Because if they go to Anfield and lose, people will then say 'glass half empty' again. It can turn like that.' 


source: SportMob