Neville criticises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Manchester United decision vs Liverpool FC
A late Adam Lallana equaliser denied United their third league win of the season after Marcus Rashford opened the scoring in the first half and while Neville was impressed by Solskjaer‘s tactics he thought Martial should have come off the bench sooner.
The Frenchman spent eight weeks sidelined with an injury and made his return off the bench just before Liverpool’s 85th minute equaliser and Neville thought he should have been introduced before.
“The momentum did change. I thought the substitutions of [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana and [Naby] Keita just gave them a bit of impetus in terms of energy and United didn’t make the substitutions,” Neville told Optus Sport.
“They brought Martial on… I thought maybe just five or ten minutes too late to change the momentum. You could see that United were camped in.
“I don’t know what Rojo was doing for the goal. He had no need to go ahead of the other centre-back, he stays in his slot and he picks up Lallana. But I thought it was an outstanding performance from United. Full of energy, they played a more direct style and at the end the fans were dead because of the effort the players put in. They didn’t get their just rewards.”