Gary Neville has told Sky Sports that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal should be given credit for the way the team have picked up points without playing well.
The Red Devils’ performances in recent weeks have left much to be desired, but they have steadily won and drawn matches.
United have lost just two of their last 19 Premier League matches and are currently fourth in the Premier League table with 56 points from 29 matches.
“I think Van Gaal deserves credit too because United haven’t been at their best,” former United defender Neville told Sky Sports.
“At times, they’ve been criticised for their style of play and the speed of their style of play but the fact they’ve recorded over 20 matches and have only lost a few of them is unbelievable.”
United, though, turned on the style last weekend when they got the better of top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at Old Trafford.
It was arguably the Manchester outfit’s best performance of the season, and the players will be keen on building on that.
Van Gaal and his players will face Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday, and one suspects that they will be happy with winning without playing well.
The main objective for United between now and the end of the season is to finish in the top four of the Premier League, which means that good football will have to take the back seat.