“They can’t keep doing that” – Gary Neville sends warning to Manchester United after 3-1 victory over Tottenham

Manchester United came back from a goal down to beat Tottenham on Sunday.

The win extends Manchester United’s unbeaten away record in the Premier League to 23 games.

According to Manchester United legend Gary Neville, Manchester United can’t keep starting games slowly when fans return to stadiums.

“We [Man Utd] didn’t play well first half,” Neville told Sky Sports. “They came out second half and were a completely different team – the urgency.

“Sometimes you watch them, against Granada – who were poor – and you say, “the (United) passing is slow. The movement’s not there, they’re waiting for something to spike them in the game”.

“And whether that’s going behind, or a bad decision, whatever it is – something spikes them and something comes alive.

“They can’t keep doing that because when fans are in the stadium, if teams like Tottenham get in front of them with the fans behind them – they won’t be allowed to be as insipid as they were in the second half against Spurs.

“They’ve got to sort it out, Manchester United, because it’s a big positive. I’ll repeat those three things, if you’re looking for character in a football side – winning away from home, coming from behind, winning when not playing well, being good on set pieces. Those are the things that define resilience and good character.

“This Manchester United team have it in abundance at the moment. In the second half they were breathtaking at times. Some of the football was brilliant.”