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Gary Neville defends Jose Mourinho and says Anthony Martial and other forwards can offer more
sbo222Gary Neville was pleased to see Manchester United's forwards produce the goods in their 2-2 draw at Chelsea, but called for more consistency from Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku, while also defending Jose Mourinho's conduct at the final whistle.
Martial hit his first competitive double for United since November 2016 to put his side seemingly on course for a crucial victory at Stamford Bridge as they seek to repair the damage from their stuttering start to the season, but Ross Barkley's last-gasp equaliser denied United all three points.
Nonetheless, alongside Martial, United's forwards were much improved in the second half at Stamford Bridge, with Rashford providing one assist and Lukaku looking more lively. sbo222 Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, Neville insisted that United's talented forward line need to start producing the goods on a regular basis.
"They need more from the front three, there's so much talent there," Neville said. "If you think of Lukaku, [Alexis] Sanchez, Martial and Rashford, they need more from them. I want to see more runs past Lukaku. I want the two wide players, whoever they are - you see what Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah do for Liverpool, how they make those narrow runs inside. "I'm not saying they have to play narrow but wherever you start, you've got to end up in goalscoring positions more often and you've got to show that little bit of quality and composure in the final third.
"I thought in the first half, sbo222 there was an absolute gulf in the quality of the wide players - between Eden Hazard and Willian and Rashford and Martial - they're understanding of the position and their adapting of their position on the pitch when the team were in possession, there were no runs in behind with intent, there was a lack of quality on the ball. ut in the second half, Martial gives you a glimpse. He shows you what he can do and Rashford does that as well but they've got to perform consistently.