Jamie Carragher has accused Manchester United and Gary Neville of having an Everton-like mentality after their 0-0 draw against Liverpool.
The Red Devils missed a chance to go six points clear of Liverpool on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side were the better team early on as United struggled to get going.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men did not all out for the win at any point. But they did miss good chances to pick up all three points in the second half.
The game finished 0-0, as United increased their lead at the top of the Premier League to two points.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, as cited by talkSPORT, Neville insisted that Man United are “not ready” to be a title-winning team yet:
“There was a point in the game yesterday where I said that if this wasn’t Liverpool and at Anfield, Manchester United would be a lot more positive.
“I genuinely believe that this team is not ready and not right yet to be able to adapt it’s mind from seven or eight weeks ago – where the manager was reportedly on the brink – to seven weeks later thinking their title winners.
“I don’t think they’re ready. The best teams, the champions team are able to do that and are able to step up, but this team is not a champion team.
“I don’t think any Manchester United fan or any pundit or analyst thinks that.”
Carragher hit back at Neville, arguing that Man United did not show the mentality of a “champions team” against Liverpool:
“Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and here is a player who won everything at that club.
“You think of the mentality of Manchester United and a ‘champions team’. You don’t have to be a ‘champion team’ to smell something in the game.
“You’re talking like Manchester United are a small team. I likened it to an Everton mentality.
“What I mean by that is, when I was a kid going to Anfield as an Everton fan, a draw was the biggest thing in the world.”