Neville’s Man Utd career over?

A lot has been made of the strength in-depth of the United squad over the last two of seasons.

But while they have a wealth of attacking options up front they seem light in defence.

With both Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic missing the weekend match with Aston Villa, Gary Neville partnered Johnny Evans at the heart of the defence.

Neville was appalling from start to finish – he was beaten in the air on numerous occasions by the limited John Carew while playing in the centre.

And then when restored to full back he was tormented by the pace of Ashley Young and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Maybe United should have kept hold of Gerard Pique?

The return of Rio and Vidic can’t come soon enough.