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Man Utd told they're an "odd bunch" by Neville after his attack concerns emerge

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has dubbed the current crop of Red Devils an "odd bunch" after Sunday night's dramatic 2-1 win away at Aston Villa.

Rasmus Hojlund fired Erik ten Hag's side in front early on to net his fifth league goal of the season, but Douglas Luiz levelled things up midway through the second-half. There was still time for United to respond and in the 85th minute, Scott McTominay's bullet-header left Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez with no chance.

Though the win means United have taken a step closer to the Champions League qualification places, Neville has made clear he wants to see more from his former side - specifically the attacking trio of Hojlund, Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho.

"The front three look more settled – Hojlund, Rashford and Garnacho," Neville told Sky Sports follwing the late win at Villa. "They’re better than they were, but they’re still not great. You still don’t see any patterns or combinations. They concede so many chances.

"They don’t control games. They don’t keep possession better than other teams. But the do have players who can win matches. They’re a bit of an odd bunch. They just play in moments during matches."

With that being said, Neville did make clear that United are starting to turn the tide on their season and as a result the hopes of Champions League returning to Old Trafford next term are still alive. He added: "We are now at the business end of the season.

"It’s been so up and down for United. We are at the stage where they are six pointers. They could’ve been out of it but as they go over to those United fans, they go within five points and touching distance of being able to catch them [Villa]."

Ten Hag's side now have until next Sunday to recover before they are in action again, with the Red Devils's next outing coming in the form of another tricky away trip. This time, United meet Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

United go into that meeting with Luton off the back of three successive league wins and momentum is starting to gather. The expectant Old Trafford faithful are hoping that this time around, their side can hit form at the right stage of the season and return to the Champions League.