Neville: Man Utd boosted by return of attackers

Manchester United captain Gary Neville says the return to fitness of their attackers is a huge boost.

"I think we needed the wins against Tottenham and Sunderland," Neville told MUTV. "It's obvious that we didn't hit the best of form during the first few weeks of the season but I think there are reasons for that. We've had injuries to Louis Saha, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Wayne Rooney so Carlos Tevez has been up there on his own," he adds. "He finished the Copa America, came over here and has had to be thrown straight in at the deep end, up front on his own.

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"It's been difficult for us not having three of our forwards available. You could see in the last game the difference Louis made when he came on, and I think with Wayne coming back soon I'm sure we'll get even stronger. We have to make sure we don't fall too behind the leaders at this stage."

"I think we needed the wins against Tottenham and Sunderland," Neville told MUTV. "It's obvious that we didn't hit the best of form during the first few weeks of the season but I think there are reasons for that. We've had injuries to Louis Saha, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Wayne Rooney so Carlos Tevez has been up there on his own," he adds. "He finished the Copa America, came over here and has had to be thrown straight in at the deep end, up front on his own.

"It's been difficult for us not having three of our forwards available. You could see in the last game the difference Louis made when he came on, and I think with Wayne coming back soon I'm sure we'll get even stronger. We have to make sure we don't fall too behind the leaders at this stage."

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