Neville slams 'absolutely disgusting' criticism of Man City star by England fans

England's Raheem Sterling right challenges for the ball with Sweden's Victor Lindelof during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara Russia Saturday

England's Raheem Sterling right challenges for the ball with Sweden's Victor Lindelof during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara Russia Saturday

Despite playing in his second World Cup, the Manchester City forward is yet to score at the quadrennial tournament.

The Manchester City midfielder has been criticised for missing chances at the World Cup, the most recent of which came in the 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarter-final. "Got past my opponent a couple of times, got a couple of balls in, and you just get caned [by the media]" Sterling said (h/t ESPN FC).

Criticism of Sterling has continued from many pundits, with former Wales worldwide Vinnie Jones the latest to attack the Premier League winner's performances. "I know there's been a lot of criticism for Sterling", he told talkSPORT.

Sterling's pace and willingness to run at opposition defences has been a major part of England's attacking threat, but his timid finishing has frustrated some fans.

However, Sterling has also received support from David Beckham, who joined Neville in defending the 23-year-old.

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And former England captain Beckham has now made a decision to weigh in after taking a screenshot of Neville's comments.

"Haven't seen this but whatever it is it's wrong", Beckham wrote on Instagram.

Jones, who made just nine worldwide appearances for Wales, believes Sterling relies to heavily on his speed and slammed his finishing so far this World Cup. Every player deserves to be applauded.

Asked what it would mean to defeat England, Dalic said: "It's already a great achievement for us to be in the last four because some big teams are already swimming on their vacation - Argentina, Brazil, Germany and so on".

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