Gary Neville questioning Europa League impact on Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Gary Neville believes Manchester United’s involvement in the Europa League is having a direct impact on our performances in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho put out his strongest XI against Feyenoord on Thursday and made six changes today for West Ham in a much changed side which ultimately failed to deliver.

The Europa League being on Thursday means Man United play on Sunday and speaking after the 1-1 draw with West Ham, Neville questioned whether United are being hindered by the competition.

Tottenham Hotspur managed fine in the Premier League last season having reached the quarter-finals and serial winners Sevilla have never been affected that much in La Liga, so for Neville to use that as an excuse doesn’t hold much value to me.

Our problem is simply down to some poor finishing. That’s got nothing to do with the Europa League. It’s a straight forward issue on paper which is proving to be a far from straight forward thing to solve.

I’d love to agree with Gary on this one but United’s players have got nowhere else to look but at themselves and the sooner responsibility is accepted and we start doing something about it, the sooner we can actually get this season on track to where it should be heading rather than a top four royal rumble.

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