Gary Neville fears a repeat of Man Utd’s 7-0 defeat at Liverpool (Photo: Getty / YouTube)

Gary Neville has called on Manchester United players to ‘show courage’ during their visit to Liverpool to avoid a repeat of last season’s humiliating 7-0 defeat.

After a disastrous 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth, United have a huge week ahead of them when they host Bayern Munich in a Champions League match they must win on Tuesday before traveling to Anfield to face their arch-rivals on Sunday. .

Liverpool sit at the top of the Premier League having lost just two of 23 games in all competitions this season. They will be heavy favorites to win against the Red Devils, who have lost 11 of their 23 games.

Given United’s poor defense this season, some, including Neville, fear the Reds can win by a large margin, just as they did in their last meeting in March.

“If you’re a United fan you feel like you’re going to get beat up and you’re going to do well because of the 7-0 defeat last season and the way they’re playing. at the moment,” the United legend said on the Gary Neville Podcast.

“It doesn’t always work that way and I’m sure Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool players aren’t sitting there this week thinking, ‘Oh, here we go, it’s an easy decision.’ That’s not how it works in football.

“What Manchester United fears most is that Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp are a professional duo and have done a good job over the past seven years.” My concern with this Manchester United team is that they are not able to beat us. surprise.

The 7-0 defeat at Liverpool was perhaps the worst result in Man Utd’s history (Image: Getty)

“They don’t have the leadership, they don’t have the quality to go to Anfield and that’s a bear hole for a United player. I don’t care what team you are, I don’t care how good you are.” Whether you’re a team that wins the championship or is sixth in the league, it can be a bear hole.

“It can consume you, and if these players don’t stand up next week and stick their chest out, grab the ball and show courage, it will eat you alive, and that’s what they have to prepare for this week. : courage.” to play.

“But before that they have the small task of Bayern Munich in the Champions League, so it’s a tough week for them, but it shouldn’t be a tough week.”

“These should be the weeks that a Manchester United team should dream of: Bayern Munich and Liverpool away, but now it’s a week that becomes unsettled and scares you and that’s just the state of the club in general. “

United have won just two of their last 11 games against Liverpool. Their last win at Anfield came in January 2016, when a late goal from Wayne Rooney gave Louis van Gaal’s side a 1-0 win.