Gary Neville said Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho defends like Floyd Mayweather
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Gary Neville has described the Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to the likes of boxer Floyd Mayweather because they both “use defence as a
But Neville, who once played for the Red Devils insists defending well is just as
much of an art as thrilling attacking
football, and made the comparison
between the Portuguese coach and
former world champion Mayweather,
who won multiple titles across
several weight divisions with his
patient, pragmatic approach in the
United have only conceded just four goals in the Premier League and haven’t shipped a goal at home
in the league since April.
Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp have
got wonderful reputations for being
attacking ccoache,” he told Sky Sports on Monday night football.
“But Mourinho is a little bit like
Mayweather at times. Mayweather is
called boring at times, where he uses
defence as a weapon, let’s people
punch themselves out.” Despite the defending United have still scored 23 goals.in the Premier League this season.
It has been four years since United lifted the EPL title – and Neville velives I it’s the Portuguese coach priority to best City’s Pep Fuardipla to win it this season.
“My personal view is he
has come in to win the league,” he added: “He’s
got to win the league. The club
hasn’t won the league for a few
“”I have to say they’ve scored 15
goals in five games at Old Trafford,
and the games I’ve been to have
been exciting, they’ve played well. I think at the moment Manchester
United need a cold, hard winner.”