Gary Neville criticizes Manchester United’s tactic against Liverpool, singling out Mainoo.

The Ten Hag’s outfit at Old Trafford opted to use man-to-man marking when the visitors had the ball. However, their former defender failed to see the benefits. When Alexis Mac Allister dropped from midfield to pick the ball up, he was often followed by Mainoo.

This forced Fernandes to move deeper to cover for the empty space alongside Casemiro. Neville felt that there was little need for the teenage midfielder to press Mac Allister. He pinpointed the positioning of Mainoo and advised against being ahead of the ball.

Neville criticized the lack of logic and the basics of the game, particularly highlighting the space in behind Mainoo and the opening it created. Despite the observation, Mainoo responded with a sensational effort to give United the lead at 2-1, leaving Neville in awe of the new England international. He described the moment as a thing of absolute beauty and commented on the unpredictability of the game.

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