Neville has been out with an injury since January and this was his first game back so it was expecting too much of him to mark Carew and with Agbonlahor running riot down the middle too Villa seemed to be able to do as they pleased every time they attacked.
I was thinking it is Fergie's fault for this, he has asked too much of Nev on this occasion and now Fergie himself has come out and said the very same thing.
While refusing to explain his thinking in opting to start Neville in the centre and John O'Shea at right-back, Ferguson conceded on Monday that the selection was a mistake.
"I picked the wrong team, I made the wrong decision on Gary Neville. It was asking far too much of him to play against Carew and it gave us a fragile look at the back," accepted Ferguson.
The Manchester United manager also confirmed that Neville would sit out the Champions League quarter-final against Porto.
"'Vida' will play alongside Jonny Evans at the back with John O'Shea moving to right-back," he told reporters.....Back To Home Page...