Gary Neville gives his verdict on Pogba and Sanchez potentially being dropped from United team
Tell us what you really think, Gary.
Gary Neville has never been one to bite his tongue, especially when it comes to issues at Old Trafford. Whether it's a problem with the manager, the players, the board or the atmosphere, the former Manchester United defender is always open to providing his thoughts to the masses.
Thankfully, in that regard at least, there appears to be no shortage of issues at the moment, and today is the perfect example of just that.
Responding to a Telegraph article which suggested that Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez might be dropped ahead of the Red Devils' FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham, Neville tweeted a fairly straightforward "Good!".
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) April 17, 2018
Now, neither Pogba nor Sanchez have particularly covered themselves in glory in recent weeks (with the Manchester derby being the exception, of course), as most fans will agree, but even for a man as forthright as Neville it is still a bit surprising to see him declaring such vociferous backing for them to be dropped.
The comment will likely divide Manchester United fans, many of whom seem unable to agree on whether either Pogba or Sanchez actually deserve to be in the team, or are just being selected based on reputation and the size of their wage packet.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville offered a withering assessment of United's performance in the 1-0 defeat to West Brom.
“I didn’t see it coming, it was a dismal, weak day for United," he said. "They started the season trying to rid themselves of these performances.
“Mourinho referred to attitude and consistency, he needs to identify the ones causing those problems and they need to go. I think there will be three or four players leaving and the same number coming in.
“He’s got to make that gap up and it’s going to be tough. Consistency is about mentality and the players fell well below that considering the last couple of weeks.”