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Manchester United in the aftermath of Liverpool encounter

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After the massacre of Manchester United by Liverpool during the evening of Sunday saw the Red devils falling behind the log leaders by 30 points.

The divastating defeat left Manchester United in an ugly shape as Marcus Rashford’s injury possible affected the Sunday’s outcome.

From an analytical point of view the Red Devils will now be compelled to sign five or six players.

Gary Neville says Manchester United have to “react fast” to their humbling defeat to Liverpool and believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad is “five or six” players short of competing at the top of the Premier League.

Liverpool’s victory saw Jurgen Klopp’s side take another significant step forward towards their first league title in 30 years and United fall a staggering 30 points behind their arch-rivals.

For Neville, it is crunch time for the Old Trafford hierarchy to take urgent action to arrest United’s slide.

“They have really got to react fast and that means that they have to make good decisions,” Neville told The Gary Neville Po
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United have been hit hard in recent weeks by injury, with their problems exacerbated by confirmation that Marcus Rashford is set to be sidelined for up to three months by a double stress fracture in his back.

I can’t believe that the investment that has been put into the squad over the last five, six or seven years, and you end up with that out on the pitch. I cannot believe it.
Gary Neville on the Gary Neville Podcast

“It’s a huge blow,” said Neville. “He’s been outstanding, he’s a fantastic player and he’s had a great season and Man Utd are going to be entering into really important games in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup, where they’re up against it with Man City.

“But there’s also the Europa League, where they still have the chance. Chelsea are stalling a little bit and Man Utd could get into the top four so to lose Rashford is a big problem for Solskjaer.

Solskjaer looks on during the humbling defeat at Anfield
Solskjaer looks on during the humbling defeat at Anfield
“I don’t know how they cope without him other than to try and sign somebody who can fill that gap, but it’s not going to be easy because no one is going to let Man Utd pick someone off the top shelf, everyone is looking to look after their own club. They somehow have to be smart enough to get somebody in that can do a job for the club.”

But according to Neville, United need far more than just extra options in attack

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