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Herrera has poor game plan

Gary Neville watched Manchester United throw away victory at Leicester City on Saturday night and claims he saw an act of subordination from Ander Herrera.

Chris Smalling was struggling with injury with United 2-1 up, but with Jose Mourinho having used all his substitutes, he had no choice but to play on.

What happened next was more defensive incompetence, as we highlighted after the game . United are now 13 points behind Manchester City.

“Smalling has got to flag up as an experienced defender that he’s struggling, get someone else into the centre,” said Neville on the Gary Neville Podcast.

“It didn’t happen for two or three minutes.

“Then Phil Jones recognised it had happened and tried to reorganise – as I saw it, Ander Herrera refused to go to right-back and told Henrik Mkhitaryan to go back there.

“All over a sudden Smalling sits down on the floor and then goes off the pitch and then comes back on at centre-back. He ends up picking up Harry Maguire.

“You can’t believe the disorganisation and lack of leadership shown by Manchester United at the end of that game in a game they should have won. Jose will be furious when he watches that back.”

Mourinho was already furious after the game, talking about his Manchester United players being “childish”.

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