Gary Neville explains why Manchester United should rest key players vs Manchester City

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to rest key players against Manchester City.

The Red Devils face a hectic task of negotiating their way through four games in just the next 12 days.

Whilst looking to keep their European dreams alive, United also face a huge battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four.

Gary Neville explains why United should rest players vs City

The Sky Sports pundit has urged Solskjaer to prioritise different games amid their hectic fixture list.

Neville believes that United’s eyes should be on beating Everton and Chelsea, but maybe resting against City.

The 44-year-old claims changes should be made vs their Manchester rivals with United unable to play the same line-up four times in 12 days.

Defeating the Blues, rather than Pep Guardiola’s side, could also give them a huge boost in the race for the top four.

Neville told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football:

“If they beat City, but lose to Chelsea, they still end up out of the top four.

“If they lose to City, but beat Chelsea, they’re in the top four.

“My point is, in terms of priority, if they were to win against Everton on Sunday, the game to sort of change players round a little bit would be the City game.

“Now that’s not to say you’re going into the City game thinking United can lose the game, they have to win the game, but in four games in ten days (actually 12), you can’t play the same 11 players.

“My view would be, if they beat Everton on Sunday, that you’d make two or three changes against City, whilst still trying to get the result.”

Champions League review: Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona

FC Barcelona hold a slender one-goal advantage heading into this evening’s second-leg clash with Manchester United.

The Catalan Giants lead the Champions League quarter-final tie 1-0 courtesy of Luke Shaw’s own-goal in the first-leg last week.

United will be relieved that they remain in contention in the tie and will be hoping for another European comeback.


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