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Phil Neville has once again shown he can't handle criticism and needs to be told how ridiculous he looks

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Phil Neville leaves the pitch at the end of the match
Phil Neville has shown a remarkably thin skin Credit: getty images

A football team should reflect the personality of its manager and that is certainly true of the England women’s team which is looking increasingly erratic, confused, disjointed and no longer sure of the direction it is travelling in.

For someone who has spent his entire adult life working in football, Phil Neville has shown a remarkably thin skin; unable to accept even the mildest of suggestion that things are not going to plan or that his team are struggling in this post-World Cup period.

Even the gentlest of criticism has stung enough for him to turn on the journalists who have directed it at him, bewilderingly accusing one young female reporter on Tuesday night of wanting him to be sacked...

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