By Mark Smith

28th Dec, 2021 | 7:00am

Gary Neville takes aim at Leeds United in relegation predictions

Gary Neville has taken aim at Leeds United live on Sky Sports while debating the relegation picture in the Premier League.

The Monday Night Football pundit has insisted that he is most worried about Burnley facing the drop this season.

Neville labelled Leeds as “flaky” but did back them to survive once their injured contingency returns to the squad.

Speaking live on Sky Sports Monday Night Football this week, Neville pointed towards why Leeds should be safe.

“It’s the most worried I’ve ever been about Burnley going down,” he said.

“Not because Burnley have regressed, I think the quality of the league is so good, it’s so good and if Newcastle and Leeds play to their standard that I think they can do, I think Burnley are in serious trouble.

“Leeds and Newcastle both worry me, Leeds are flaky, they are flaky, I know they’ve got injuries at the moment.

“If they get Bamford and Kalvin Phillips back and the others then they should be just ok.”


The exact reason why Leeds are just that at this moment is also mentioned by Neville in his little rant, so all he is doing is contradicting himself.

Who else in the league would be defensively sound when missing nearly 10 or more members of their first-team squad against Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal?

It has been a disastrous season so far in terms of injuries, which is why everything is crossed for a couple of new signings in January.

That alongside big-name players returning could be the huge boost Leeds need to go on a run of picking up wins and creating space to the bottom three.

There have been plenty of games where draws should have been turned to wins, so the performances have been there, it’s just about turning them into wins.

Three points are all that matter now, and hopefully, starting against Burnley, we can start turning things around.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are ready to make major January signings with unexpected deals to force action