MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville has blasted Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes for running straight down the tunnel at full-time after the 1-1 draw against Newcastle.
The Red Devils turned in a lacklustre performance in both defence and attack, but were bailed out by super sub Edinson Cavani with 20 minutes to go.
Ronaldo walked off the pitch at full-timeCredit: REUTERS
The 36-year-old didn’t acknowledge the travelling fans, infuriating NevilleCredit: REUTERS
On Sky Sports, Neville blasted: “It’s annoyed me for about two months.
“The best players in your team, it’s devastating when they’re showing that look and body language to the younger ones. They have to help them.
“They have to be the father, the grandparent in the team.
“I made massive mistakes at Man Utd but I had great senior players who would have a go at me but also put their arm around me I think there’s something wrong.
“You can’t run off at the end of a game. Bruno is whinging all the time; he’s been sensational for Man Utd.
“The two centre-backs were poor at the back, Maguire is having a nightmare season.
“You’ve got to be there when your team-mates need you in those moments.
“At the end of the day, I love that lad [Ronaldo], he’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life at times, but don’t run off like that. I’m not having that.”
Neville further criticised the ‘energy’ United showed with and without the ball.
The Red Devils controlled the game in spells, but overall failed to take the game by the scruff of the neck.
Neville added: “I didn’t like the performance at all.
“Today we didn’t control the game apart from a few moments. It’s all about energy, physicality and who wins the second balls.
“In all those areas we weren’t at our best. The good thing is we got a point but the performance needs to be better.
“You have to be ready and able to win those direct duels and this was not that often the case. When we were in possession we had too many giveaways and even with the goal, that doesn’t make things easy.
“Today was not a question of body language, it was a question of body physicality.
“If you want to be competitive here you have to get physical and this was not the case in many parts of the game.
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