Gary Neville takes sarcastic swipe at Man Utd’s signing of Edinson Cavani

Gary Neville has taken a sarcastic swipe at Man Utd's impending signing of Edinson Cavani.

The former Red Devils defender was on co-commentary duties as United were thrashed 6-1 at Old Trafford by a rampant Tottenham side.

Less than 24 hours earlier it was announced 33-year-old veteran Cavani would become United's second signing of the summer window, in a shock move with deadline day approaching.

But despite praising Cavani's talents before kick-off, Neville couldn't help but remark about United's questionable transfer business in a frustrating summer.

As the minutes ticked down in the fixture with Spurs, Sky Sports' Martin Tyler brought up the rumours which previously linked Gareth Bale with a move to Man Utd.

Neville responded: "Cavani’s always been the priority, Martin," before letting out a short laugh.

Earlier Neville had said of the Uruguayan: "I think my emotion yesterday when I heard was the feeling I probably had when Radamel Falcao, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, or Odion Ighalo signed.

"It’s very last minute, came out of nowhere. There’s an element of thrill to it, intrigue, excitement, because he’s one of the world’s great strikers over the last 10 years and you hope he can set the Premier League on fire.

"There’s an element also of how have we ended up here."

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Cavani could have done little to help United had he been on the pitch anyway, as dreadful defensive errors cost them.

Despite taking a one-nil lead through Bruno Fernandes' penalty, goals from Tanguy Ndombele and Son Heung-min reversed the deficit before Anthony Martial's sending off saw United go down to ten men.

Harry Kane and another goal from Son put Spurs 4-1 up at the break, before Serge Aurier added a fifth shortly after half-time.

Paul Pogba then conceded a penalty for a clumsy slide tackle in the box, allowing Kane to wrap up the scoring.

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Watching on from the gantry, Neville was critical of United.

"Body language is awful," he said. "They look completely demoralised. Can't get into a sprint, walking around.

"Pathetic. They’ve not given a lot. It’s a duty to give your all every match, every single minute of every match. Still it doesn’t look like that.

"You used the word spineless, didn’t you, Martin? You’re absolutely right."

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