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Gary Neville names three players who have changed Manchester United this season

Published on: 02 October 2022

Gary Neville has said three of Manchester United's new signings have changed the club so far this campaign.

United started the season shakily under new manager Erik ten Hag with back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Brentford. The Reds did manage to turn the tide in the Premier League with four straight victories ahead of the Manchester derby to lift United as high as fifth place in the table, although they have now fallen to sixth.

According to Neville, who was speaking on Sky Sports before kick-off ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby, there are three new players to thank for the upturn in form of the Reds so far this season. "Marcus Rashford looks a completely different player," he began.

"[Tyrell] Malacia, [Lisandro] Martinez and [Christian] Eriksen I think have changed this team, the attitude, quality, the fact they’re not blighted by last season and getting that determination back in but Marcus Rashford is benefitting from the fact he’s playing in his best position. I think he went to see Erik ten Hag and said I want to be in that position where I’m at my best.

"Marcus Rashford can only do this and that’s run through on goal where there’s space to run into. He’s not someone who plays in pockets or if you play in tight areas, he loves that space to run in behind, he’s one of the best at it."

United, and no doubt former captain Neville as well, will be hoping the three stars, along with Rashford, can help the Reds recapture their form as quickly as possible following Sunday's 6-3 hammering by bitter rivals Manchester City at the Etihad.


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