Phil Neville criticises key Arsenal trio after Manchester United draw... including Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey At Cardiff

The former Manchester United defender feels the Gunners 'lost their discipline.'

Former Manchester United full-back Phil Neville has criticised Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey for their role in Arsenal's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday night, according to BBC Football.

Indeed, Neville credited the trio for pressing high from the off against United but lambasted their lack of tracking back for the first 60 minutes of proceedings.

That was exactly why Manchester United dominated possession during that time, Neville claims. Arsenal only improved, meanwhile, when the trio started to contribute at the back, he argues.

The former Manchester United defender said of the Gunners trio on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday night: "Early on in the game, Arsenal pressed. It’s the three front players, Ramsey, Sanchez and Ozil.

"But, the minute you lose the ball, you’ve got to sprint back. And what happened was - those three players lost their discipline.

"United got dominant in midfield because the three there didn’t get back in position. That’s why United got 62 per cent possession. In the second half, it changed because they got back into position."

Interestingly, Arsenal legend Ian Wright may have disagreed with Neville, as he said he would have 'loved' to have played with the Welshman during his career.

Of course, Neville's specific point about tracking back still stands - and it is perhaps no coincidence Ramsey's best moment of the match (the long pass that created Arsenal's goal at Manchester United) came during the closing stages of the game.

It isn't the first time all three have been criticised this season, although Sanchez has received less scrutiny than Ozil and Ramsey.

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