'This season needs to end': Gary Neville noticed what Man United's fans did after Chelsea scored last night

Gary Neville spotted the rather strange response to Chelsea’s opener last night from Manchester United supporters.

Speaking on his own podcast, Neville explained that many of those wearing red in the Old Trafford stands hardly reacted to their side going behind yesterday.

Perhaps the Red Devil family have simply become accustomed to seeing failure on the pitch.

Before Thursday’s encounter with Chelsea, Ralf Rangnick’s team had only picked up eight points from as many Premier League games.

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Losing twice in a row against Liverpool and Arsenal pretty much ended United’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

It was the way they lost both matches they historically compete in that will have caused the biggest concern amongst the fan base.

Liverpool completely wiped the floor with their aged rival, battering them from all angles at Anfield.

United improved slightly against Arsenal, but still barely laid a glove on the Gunners.

United very much untied

Everything was set up for another mauling on home soil, with Chelsea boosted by their recent victory over West Ham United.

And it appeared Rangnick would be adding another rotten result to his CV after Marcos Alonso scored with 60 minutes on the clock.

“This season needs to end. It’s getting to the point now where it’s becoming tiring watching Manchester United,” confessed Neville.

“You’re almost in a situation where, when Chelsea scored and you cut to the fans, there was just nothing. It was just what you expected.

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“The big surprise was that United went up the other end and scored!”

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United’s equaliser certainly created the biggest sense of disbelief around the ground.

Chelsea were only in front for 180 seconds before Cristiano Ronaldo’s lethal strike levelled the scores.

But even Ronaldo’s individual moment of excellence struggled to lift the spirits of the hosts.

They quickly reverted back to type, camping inside their own half and relying on counter attacks to clinch something from the contest.

Edouard Mendy had his palms stung by CR7, yet the rest of the action was down the other end.

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Reece James clipped the post with a curling effort off his left foot, the closest Chelsea came to winning the fixture.

Another frustrating evening for the Blues, but at least their section of the Theatre of Dreams was in good voice.

‘Just like London, your city is blue’ was a personnel favourite chant!

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.