Manchester United legend Gary Neville has heavily criticised Marouane Fellaini’s performance against Everton on Sunday.

The Belgian midfielder came off the bench to try and help his side see out their 1-0 lead at Goodison Park but instead gave away a penalty only minutes after coming on.

Leighton Baines converted the spot kick to hand the home side a draw and more lost points for the Red Devils.

The result means that Jose Mourinho is without a win in his last three Premier League matches and leaves his team’s European hopes fading fast.

The club currently lie in sixth place in the table, six points off Tottenham Hotspur in fifth and a further nine below the top four, with arch rivals Manchester City currently in the last Champions League spot.

“It’s just rubbish from Fellaini. It’s obvious – as soon as you commit yourself in the box you’re in danger of giving a penalty away. It’s garbage from him,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“It’s nothing to do with the manager. He’s made the substitution for the right reason and the player has let him down.

“It is really pathetic from such an experienced player. He’s come on to actually see a game out. No composure and it was obvious what was coming, you could see it a mile off.”

The 29-year-old has plenty of experience in England’s top flight, having made over 200 appearances, spending five years at Everton before moving to United, who he is now playing his fourth season for.

“[His introduction] was purely to deal with the long balls into the box. You can see the sense in it but when he goes on and does such an idiotic thing like that,” Neville continued

“It was really poor from an experienced international. You can’t blame the management, it’s just a poor moment.”


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