Gary Neville reveals what he liked about Man United’s display under new boss

Manchester United recorded a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, to mark Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge.

Fred scored the only goal of the encounter, to ensure we took all three points and close the gap on top four to just three points.

United was praised by some pundits and fans for their performance after the game, but Gary Neville believes there’s plenty more to be done.

The former Valencia coach however said he liked how the team seemed more confident than usual, adding that the beautiful football that wasn’t necessarily on display on Sunday will still come.

“So, for me, what did I see? I saw a clean sheet, the first for 16 games,” Gary Neville said.

“Manchester United not looking like they were going to get counter-attacked against. It looked like there was a bit of order and patience in the game.

“I think what Ralf Rangnick gave those United players was just that maturity on the sideline, just that little bit of experience. He didn’t panic. He didn’t go and chase the game. He didn’t put Fernandes in midfield and take Fred off and say, ‘Let’s empty the midfield.’ He retained that.

“The most important thing that Rangnick did was get that clean sheet, stop that counter-attack and ensure it was not chaotic, a mess. I think that was a really good foundation to build from.

“The football will come but they have got to stop conceding goals. They need to be tougher to play against and harder to beat. Job No 1 was done. They have got to keep on doing that if they are going to succeed.”