Manchester United legend Gary Neville had to consult a psychiatrist after ‘lost confidence for six months’ following a nightmare game.


Manchester United legend Gary Neville had to consult a psychiatrist after ‘lost confidence for six months’ following a nightmare game.

Gary Neville has admitted that during his playing days, he had to see a psychiatrist following two howlers during a game at the 2000 Club World Cup.

The former Manchester United player compared his predicament to that of Harry Maguire, who has been chastised for his recent performances.

After scoring for England against Albania, Maguire clasped his fingers to his ears, something Neville, unlike Roy Keane, has justified.

Neville was criticized after two errors at the back for United in the 2000 Club World Cup, prompting him to seek treatment from a psychiatrist.

According to the Daily Mail, he said: “Harry Maguire, along with a few others, represents the club’s future, therefore I have no qualms about him.

“He, like me, is going through a two- or three-year phase of madness. It drains you emotionally. Every summer, you only get three weeks off.

“I understand when he puts his hands to his ears. I once walked over to some Liverpool supporters and handed them a lot of money.

“I once played Vasco da Gama and let up two pass backs in three minutes, bringing in Edmundo and Romario, and losing the World Club Championship, as well as losing my confidence for six months and having to visit a psychologist.

SPECIAL BETTING OPTION: GET RONALDO TO SCORE FIRST AT 161 POINTS “So I’ve been where Harry Maguire could be right now.

“So, when he puts his hands over his ears, all I want to know is whether he regrets it after the game or whether he is fine with it.

“And if he’s okay with it, I’m okay with it.”

After only six wins in 12 games in all competitions, a slew of Maguire’s United teammates have come under scrutiny.

Midfielder Fred has his detractors, with commentator Keane suggesting he would GRAB Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and demand to know why the Brazilian is on the pitch.

Nobody feels the pressure more than Solskjaer, who is on the verge of being fired at Old Trafford.

In order to work out a season-saving plan, the Norwegian has held crisis talks with Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo, and other key executives at the club.

For the ex-striker, however, the writing may already be on the wall.

United bosses have made Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers their top priority to succeed Solskjaer, according to SunSport exclusively.

In preparation for the role, the former Liverpool manager is even house hunting in Cheshire.

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