Eden Hazard’s threat was nullified against Manchester United during our 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford after Jose Mourinho assigned Herrera to man-mark Hazard.
This was the first-time the winger was being man-marked in his Chelsea career and he obviously didn’t know how to handle it.
Ex-Manchester United player-turned-pundit Gary Neville claimed Hazard’s performance against Manchester United lacked maturity.
“I’ve got loads of time for him, a great player,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“I always think that maybe he needs to go that step further. Is he a little bit timid to be what would be a real selfish and horrible best player in the world? A Cristiano or Messi type that really has that drive and determination.
“Against Manchester United I thought he accepted things too easily. He made it easy for Herrera far too often.
“He showed a lack of maturity and a little bit of naivety.
“He almost thought ‘this is really difficult, he’s man-marking me’ and accepted it. He didn’t go and do something different.
“Hazard fell short in his understanding of playing against the man-marker. He needed to play high and wide or high and through the middle – and next time he might.”
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