Former Manchester United star, Gary Neville has hit out at the club’s recruitment system for failing to sign Liverpool winger, Luis Diaz.
Neville heaped praise on Diaz for the impact he has had since joining Liverpool from FC Porto in January.
Liverpool snapped up the Colombian international from right under Tottenham Hotspur’s nose for £37 million.
While Man United was linked with Diaz for a brief time, nothing materialized from it as they didn’t push hard for the 25-year-old.
“It’s unbelievable that Diaz was going to Tottenham, he is then gone to Liverpool – there has not even been a mention of him going to Manchester United,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“Manchester United are going to lose [Edinson] Cavani at the end of the season, probably going to lose [Paul] Pogba, they have lost [Mason] Greenwood, [Marcus] Rashford’s out of form, [Anthony] Martial’s gone to Sevilla but will probably go at the end of the season.”
“So you think they are going to need two or three at the end of the season in those positions and they weren’t even mentioned. You watch that lad, he’s not had his best game tonight [against Arsenal ] Diaz, but you watch him in the Carabao Cup final and I watched him on Saturday at Brighton and I think, ‘what a player he is’.”
“Tough, aggressive, works hard, creates chances, his reaction when they give the ball away is unbelievable, sprints back. The recruitment I have to say has been disappointing from Manchester United for a long time,” said Neville.
EPL: What a player – Gary Neville blasts Man United for failing to sign Liverpool star