Sheffield United: Manchester United legend Gary Neville reveals Bramall Lane abuse; says Red Devils face difficult afternoon against Blades

Gary Neville, the former Manchester United defender, has revealed why his former side could be in for a tough afternoon at Sheffield United today after claiming he was abused on the way into Bramall Lane.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:03 am

The original United return to action after the international break with a clash against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils, whom Neville represented with distinction before transitioning into punditry.

And before kick-off, on air with Geoff Shreeves, Neville reported that he was targeted by some United supporters outside the stadium.

“I’ve already been abused about five times outside this ground so it’s going to be hostile as well,” Neville said.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Gary Neville (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Shreeves joked: “That was just by the staff!” before Neville agreed, and went on to praise United under boss Chris Wilder.

“It definitely will be [a tough game for Manchester United],” he added.

“I think it’s incredible that Sheffield United, with very much the same team as last season almost, have performed the way they have in the way in which they have. They’re great defensively.

“Man United have been poor away from home, when they concede first they really struggle which tells you where they’re at in terms of their maturity or lack of it as a team.

“Manchester United need to score first today to have any chance. I think if they get in front the atmosphere will be incredible.”