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Manchester United coach can’t bear to look at league table

"I find it difficult to watch Match of the Day on Saturday night"

Phil Neville dismayed to see Liverpool heading for the title and Everton above the Red Devils

Manchester United are ‘hurting’ according to Phil Neville who left Everton last season to join former manager David Moyes at Old Trafford, with the pair having a baptism of fire when it has come to getting the best from the Red Devils.

United head to Goodison Park on Sunday for what should be a tricky encounter and Neville admits that things have got so bad with last season’s champions that he’s struggling to look at the Premier League table or watch Match of the Day.

David Moyes will be given time to improve matters at Old Trafford, although Neville admits that the team have underperformed massively this term and that alterations will be necessary in the summer to make sure United start challenging for titles again.

“It’s been difficult watching other teams above us do well and to even look at a league table,” the United coach told the BBC’s Football Focus.

“I find it difficult to watch Match of the Day on Saturday night; I find it almost impossible because we’ve suffered this season.

“We have failed on the pitch and that doesn’t sit kindly with anyone. We are not hiding away from the fact that we have underperformed. We have not fulfilled any levels of expectations this season.”

Everton are favourites to win Sunday’s encounter and the Toffees are still in the hunt for a Champions League place next term despite losing at home to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

All odds were correct at time of posting.