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Sky Sports pundit and former Red Devils defender Gary Neville pointed the finger at the players on Super Sunday, branding them ‘not tough enough’.

"Going forward they're a lot better than they have been in the last 12-18months and that's a positive," said Neville.

"But in the first half, every ball that got played forward from distance a Leicester player won it, whether it was the first ball or the second ball. In the second half, a decision goes against them but make no mistake about it they're soft centred.

"There's no doubt Manchester United are soft-centered. They're not tough enough"
Gary Neville
"There's no doubt Manchester United are soft-centred. They're not tough enough.

"You saw out there today [in the Manchester City versus Chelsea match] that every time a ball went up to Diego Costa - he was getting battered by (Eliaquim) Mangala - and it was the same at the other end with John Terry and Gary Cahill.

"I thought the midfield three for United and the back four got bullied."

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/29326/9482654/gary-neville-soft-centred-manchester-united-were-bullied-by-leicester
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Exactly, we need a brick CDM. Should have brought in Nigel De Jong. No one bullies the bully.
I honestly have been feeling depressed all day because of this game. Our defensive collapse reminded me of the dying minutes of the 6-1 loss, where the entire team pushed forward in hopes of scoring, and we ended up conceded 3 in 3 minutes.

That twat Clattenburg can't be blamed for us conceding 5 goals. But he was the catalyst behind it for sure. At 3-1 there really wasn't anyway back for Leicester until he decided to give them a penalty just for the lulz, which completely crushed our confidence and motivated the opponents to score again. De Laet ended up being one of the most important players on the pitch after some awful challenges that should've seen him sent off twice easily.

I'm going through a tough time this week and the one thing that I was truly looking forward to was this game. Feels like I've been punched in the heart, lol.

Anyway, after every game I try to look at the positives. I think today we played very well offensively. Falcao looking comfortable in the new team and ADM keeps reminding Real Madrid why they made a mistake letting him go, the guy is a genius.
Our defense desperately needs to step up though.
You know there's something wrong when I was terrified every time LEICESTER CITY had the ball past our half. This shouldn't happen.

I think we'll be fine this season. A slow start was expected. Today's game was a freak result that honestly we couldn't have controlled. Had any other ref been assigned to this game, we would've won for sure.
We should at least take comfort in knowing our attack has scored 7 in 2 games. If our defense don't f**k up consistently, we might do very well this season.

Anyway, hats off to Leicester and their fans! Awesome performance by them and their fans were absolutely fantastic
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Stay positive mate. It may be hard to tell right now, but we're on the way back. To be a title winning squad, we will have to tighten up the defense first, but we're scoring goals right now, and that's something we didn't do last season.
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That's true mate.
I also think we're on the right track. We haven't had this much attacking flair since Ronaldo left and quite frankly I think this team might be even better attacking-wise than the 07-09 one. I think we'll score tons of goals this season.
I see people comparing Moyes's start to LvG's, but I think the 5 points we got under Van Gaal is misleading. The progress can be seen in Van Gaal's games already. The way we're passing the ball, the way we're slicing our opponents open, we're playing much better than we were last season in all honesty, no matter the result.

But today was just incredibly unlucky. Fun Fact, Leicester had 5 shots on target.
5 shots on target, 5 goals.
Yea mate it was not totally ref fault...even after that penalty we cud've defended properly..but instead everyone lost their cool and crumbled under pressure...we need some leader at the back..DDG is not commanding in the defense..he just does his job..Need someone to take up the responsibility...i expect Smalling or Jones to do this...letting Evra,Rio and Vidic at the same time is effecting us imo..one experienced player should be present in the team
Yeah ditto that Badge,

I can only say well done Leicester

They gave us what all fans want to see,
the fire to win.

Our goals were a class above theirs,
but they still defiantly refused to be outdone

Good on them
I just hope LVG kicked many boots and multiple hairdryers
Our Reds were made to look a bunch of overpaid b!tches by a newly promoted side
Well done to Leicester
We still need a destroyer or a bully CDM. Our back 4 have been poor, but I think Blind and Herrera did not offer enough support.

I'm still angry about the ref. First goal, the ball was out before the cross was made. Second, all Rafael did was chase back, Vardy did the rest. De Laet should be sent off long ago, even the commentator said there was 3 challenges should be booked.

Only PL ref can screw up this much. Howard Webb, Clattenburg, best ref in England? Yea they are.
After all this, amazingly we're still only 4 points off a champions league spot lol
Amazing. Simply amazing. My hopes stays strong. We havn't faced any big teams yet though lmao
fact is our position should be waaaaay better, out of the 5 teams we have played so far 3 were newly promoted teams, 1 midtable team and another relegation fighting team, and we only managed to get 1 win out of 5, these were all the kind of games you would expect united to win, specially since this time last year we had more points and a tougher schedule and we had not spent all this money
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It's early days with a relatively new team. We'll improve game by game by being more organised and controlled on and off the ball.
Although your not much behind you haven't played any of the top ten last season. Suggesting it's going to take a very big performance in order to keep level get alone catch up. In order to match Arsenal's 79 points in 4th place last season, although this was a very high point 4th place, you need 2.24 points per game the rest of the season when you have played many of the 'easy' games.
4 points away from top 4

2 points away from 20th position


+5
Newcastle and Burnley still have hope for CL
@ Jamesutd it's all about the trajectory. Sure, MU had more points at this time last year, but they blew their load early on and just got worse as the season went on. This team has the opposite feel to it. They are getting better (at least offensively) and will improve game to game and should finish strong.
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Guys anyone think that evans injury had any effect in the game. .I know he makes mistakes sometimes..but he is our most experienced CB now..
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tbh im looking forward to seeing rojo take cb (if that happens) and luke shaw play lb and this evans injury helps rojo become our fighter at the back. blackett seems organized but he looks like he wants someone he can count on. allow shaw to make an impact. positive luke shaw and rafael on opposing wings will be headaches in the future.

smalling might take cb but coming back from injury did seem a bit sluggish today imo. could be fine next wk tho.
I am worried about having both shaw and rafael in the same line up who likes to attack more..ine should be disciplined. .juat look at azpi he attacks but never loses anything on defensive side too
@Subhakar7
Shaw was defensively very solid for Southampton last season. Rafael is not as good defensively in my opinion. He is great going forward but sometimes very eager to get the ball back and makes mistakes as a result.
Despite being our most experienced defender, Evans has been very poor. I don't think it'll be much of a loss considering his current form.
Evans experiences to me doesn't mean anything, he doesn't show it even an inexperience player look more comfortable than him, his form has really dip for like 2 seasons now
Guys, the situation is getting critical. We are both so deep in s**t we can't even make fun of each other anymore...
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i don't think utd are in deep s**t. plenty of goals in the side, defense needs to be more organized. the organization can be worked on in training and will improve in time.
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I know, I'm joking. But it's probably one of the worst Premier League starts for both teams.
+1
Not really. Chelsea and maybe Arsenal are the only ones that have made a good start. Every other big team has had a horrible start. So its not all that bad if your just looking at points.
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Lol SIF, Yaldho you are sparing no quarter on this bloke. He really wants some support.

@Madummer - too early in the season man. United need time to get their team to gel, specially the backline. Liverpool depend too much on Sturridge. Balo will take time as well. Except for Chelsea, all other major teams have dropped a lot of points.
+1
Our start has to be the worst of the lot. We haven't played a top team yet and have dropped loads of points. Need to win some big games this season.
I agree with SiF.

Its not all bad for us, lots of new signings have come into the starting 11 not just the squad, its going to take time for them to settle, we've got a brilliant attack, defence is lacking but we can work on that.

Van Gaal is known to be a slow starter as well, his sides typically pick up after a couple of months and then go like a steam train.

We've not seen anywhere near the best of this new United aide, still in second gear, I'm really confident that we will see a drastic improvement as the season plays out.
We need time to gel the team together. Like lvg said, 6 players in, 4 players? out, its a brand new team. Losing 2 is better than i expected.
cant get anyworse. even attacking wise it still worries me a bit. the moment di maria went off we had zero threat up front.
If none of our defenders are going to step up and be vocal, then De Gea needs to. I'm not saying any of the goals were his fault (two penalties and 3 very poorly defending goals, not much he could do) but he's got to tear his defenders to pieces for not covering him. He's gotta go Tim Howard on them and berate them. He should have told Blackett about the player behind him for the 4th goal. Goalies can see the whole field and should be vocal, but De Gea needs to improve that part of his game. He should have told Evans to step on to the man for the first goal. If the keeper can't organize his defense, there will always be goals conceded.
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Granted the ref lost us the game today but the players let that decision get to their heads and we were never the same since. The captain was supposed to be the one calming everyone down during and right after that decision instead he was one of the most hot-headed.

I'm also surprised how LVG and his staff were so passive at 3-2. No one reorganizes the team and it costs us the equalizer. At 3-3 when the momentum is on the opponent's side, no one told the full backs they should stop going so high up the pitch and left the CB completely exposed on the counter. The players should have been more patient in the build up at that point.

A bitter lost but many positives attacking wise. However a strong campaign is built on a strong defense and on this evidence, do expect some more hiccups.
+1
LVG is not a touch line manager. He has a game plan and he trusts his players to execute it on the field. He dosent have to tell players that they need to calm down and be more cautions. The players are supposed to know that. Also Rooney was screaming at the team when we lost that soft goal to concede the 3rd goal. He is the captain, that is what he has to do.
+7
Rooney was great. I love the fact that he actually screamed at his teammates to try at least and put some business in them.

They were totally lost, and this is what you sometimes need to do in order to put them back in place. It felt like Rooney was only one who cared at that point, and it is sad to say it but our team does not know how to stand up after they fall. But I am sure this is something we will learn.
You also need a leader at the back. Someone who will organize the defence and shout out orders.

we've lost that when Vidic left.
Demon Di Maria @DemonDiMaria · 3h
First day at United van Gaal demand Di Maria passport. He say star player not need carry own passport.

Now I no why!
pic.twitter.com/ZEbGcGPNAu

https://twitter.com/DemonDiMaria/status/513696186348630016
Evil Moyes: me have 7 point from 5 game, van gaal 5 point. I win.

#MoyesIn
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