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Gary Neville blasted Manchester United for playing some of the worst football he has seen in 42 years watching the club during their miserable outing away at Liverpool on Tuesday night.

United collapsed inside a disastrous opening 22 minutes at Anfield, first falling a goal behind when Luis Diaz fired the hosts in front after five minutes.

Ralf Rangnick’s side then conceded a second when Mohamed Salah converted from close range 17 minutes later, and they were fortunate to head in at the break trailing by merely two goals.

Gary Neville blasted Man United for playing the worst he has seen in 42 years vs Liverpool

Gary Neville blasted Man United for playing the worst he has seen in 42 years vs Liverpool

Gary Neville blasted Man United for playing the worst he has seen in 42 years vs Liverpool

United fell apart in a disastrous first half and were lucky to only be 2-0 down at the interval

United fell apart in a disastrous first half and were lucky to only be 2-0 down at the interval

United fell apart in a disastrous first half and were lucky to only be 2-0 down at the interval

The likes of Harry Maguire, Nemanja Matic and Bruno Fernandes were chasing shadows as Liverpool ran riot early on in Tuesday’s encounter, which Neville described as one of the worst United performances he has ever witnessed.  

The former Red Devils defender said on Sky Sports: ‘I’ve been watching Man United for 42 years and this is as bad as it gets honestly.

‘[I] watched them through the 80s. I’ve never seen a group have a lack of appetite to play during my time watching the club.’    

After Salah doubled Liverpool’s lead, Neville added: ‘Lets be fair this United team are a waste of space, however the football Liverpool are playing is absolutely sublime.

Luis Diaz fired Liverpool in front after just five minutes of Tuesday's meeting on Merseyside

Luis Diaz fired Liverpool in front after just five minutes of Tuesday's meeting on Merseyside

Luis Diaz fired Liverpool in front after just five minutes of Tuesday’s meeting on Merseyside

Mohamed Salah then slotted home from close range to double their lead 17 minutes later

Mohamed Salah then slotted home from close range to double their lead 17 minutes later

Mohamed Salah then slotted home from close range to double their lead 17 minutes later

Neville blasted United for being 'hopeless' and insisted it is 'as bad as it gets' for his old club

Neville blasted United for being 'hopeless' and insisted it is 'as bad as it gets' for his old club

Neville blasted United for being ‘hopeless’ and insisted it is ‘as bad as it gets’ for his old club

‘[David] De Gea is helpless as he’s watching the hopelessness ahead of him.’

United have endured a disappointing campaign on the whole, with Rangnick failing to lift the club after replacing sacked boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back in November.

Should they fail to stage a stunning second-half comeback, the German will slump to his fifth defeat as interim manager at Anfield, having claimed just 10 wins out of 24. 

Neville continued: ‘Said Man United looked promising towards the end of last season. The demise and where they’ve been at all season has been alarming. What we’re watching right now is nothing. This is just a nothing.

‘These Man United players want the season over so they can hide behind the new manager and blame the old. An excuses culture permeating the whole club.

‘They’re in shape but they’re walking. The lot of them. Which one of them looks alert or like they’re going to press. At best it’s an amble. Most of them are jokes.’

The former United defender says players are 'hiding behind' manager Ralf Rangnick

The former United defender says players are 'hiding behind' manager Ralf Rangnick

The former United defender says players are ‘hiding behind’ manager Ralf Rangnick

Source: DailyMail Sports

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