• Gary Neville’s first game as Valencia manager ended in a 2-0 loss to Lyon
  • The Champions League loss sent Valencia into the Europa League
  • They could play Manchester United, Neville’s ex-club as a player 

Jack Bezants for MailOnline

Gary Neville insisted he is not thinking about facing Manchester United in the Europa League after watching his Valencia side lose against Lyon on Wednesday.

Neville’s first match as a manager ended in a 2-0 defeat, with a goal in each half from Maxwell Cornet and Alexandre Lacazette sending Valencia into the Europa League.

A similar fate befell United on Tuesday, after their 3-2 loss against Wolfsburg meant they finished third in Group B.

Gary Neville watches on as his Valencia side are beaten 2-0 by Lyon in the Champions League

Gary Neville watches on as his Valencia side are beaten 2-0 by Lyon in the Champions League

Neville is joined on the coaching staff by his brother Phil (second right) at Valencia in Spain

Neville is joined on the coaching staff by his brother Phil (second right) at Valencia in Spain

Neville could come up against Manchester United, the team he played for, in the Europa League

Neville could come up against Manchester United, the team he played for, in the Europa League

When asked if he would prefer not to face his old club Manchester United in the Europa League, Neville said: ‘I’m not thinking about who we will draw.

‘That is the last thing on my mind. I couldn’t care if we draw Manchester United or another team I have to think about Sunday’s game against Eibar.

‘We are still close to the top four in the league. We will take the Europa League very seriously but it’s back to the league now.’ 

 

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