Gary Neville believes Manchester United’s shortcomings this season will leave Jose Mourinho little choice but to severely shake-up his squad.
Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at home to West Brom gift-wrapped a dominant Manchester City the Premier League title this season – and Neville believes the shock loss against the relegation-haunted side proved to Mourinho he still has a massive rebuilding job on his hands.
Speaking to Sky Sports about United’s struggles, Neville said: “The start of the season was Jose Mourinho trying to rid themselves of these kind of performances against lesser teams.
“Jose Mourinho refereed to lack of urgency, lack of consistency before the game. He’s got to rid this team of that.
“And that sometimes mean changing the way players believe or identifying the players who are causing that problem. They need to go and he needs to replace them.”
Mourinho berated his players for their poor performance against the Baggies, with Paul Pogba once again bearing the brunt of the criticism.
And Neville reckons the United boss was right to crack the whip and he feels a massive shake-up of their playing squad could result this summer.
“I think there will be three or four leaving and three or four coming in. I think they’ll be big players,’ Neville continued.
“The defence needs reshaping. He’s got to make that gap up and that’s a big gap. Jose Mourinho has built a reputation on attitude.
“His teams have always been resilient, tough to beat. You should never be questioning a Jose Mourinho’s team’s attitude.
“Consistency is about mentality. It’s about coming back each week and producing the same standards you produced the previous week. These players have fallen well below that.”