Gary Neville previews Manchester Uniteds clash with Arsenal on Saturday, running the rule over Wayne Rooney, Jose Mourinho and more. United claimed their first league win in four games before the international break, but sit a disappointing sixth in the Premier League going into Saturdays clash. Man Utd vs Arsenal November 19, 2016, 11:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass They are six points behind Arsenal, who are just two off leaders Liverpool, and Arsene Wengers men are unbeaten since the opening day of the season. Neville, who was heavily involved in the most fierce United v Arsenal clashes throughout the 1990s and 2000s, says the Premier League is back to a higher level, Jose Mourinho should be given plenty of time, and it is nowhere near the end for Wayne Rooney. Clashes between United and Arsenal have always been entertaining You can watch Manchester United v Arsenal live on Sky Sports 1 from 11.30am on Saturday.If Jose was happy, Id be disappointedPeople say Jose Mourinho is not so happy at the moment, and to be honest with you I would be disappointed if he was happy, with some of the performances he has seen. I think what he will be most concerned about at the moment is the inconsistency, the fact his teams performances fluctuate from being really good to being so bad.Thats the worst thing for a manager or a player - inconsistency. You want to trust your players so they can produce a high level of performance week in, week out. That doesnt mean to say you have to always be at your best, but to get a very good minimum standard. Neville says Mourinho will be disappointed with Manchester United’s inconsistency at present Actually, at the moment, you can go from a really good performance in a certain match, to a performance the week after that just drops to a standard.At the moment, he is right not to be happy, because hes seen different levels of consistency from the players, and the players who have won titles before will understand you cant drop to those levels. Youre never winning a title if youre inconsistent, and thats what hell be disappointed with. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price It was never going to last foreverOf course, the psychology has changed since Fergie left, the players who have been there for a while, they had one voice, they knew who was in control. Theyve now had three managers in three, four years. You know that change in direction, style of play, how each manager works, getting used to that.Its the same in any workplace. If you had three different bosses in your company in three years, you wouldnt know whether you were coming or going, and thats the same out there. Its important that the club can stick by Jose for three years, let him do the work. Its going to be tough, you can see that at the moment. Highlights: Swansea 1-3 Manchester Utd The other clubs are spending big money, have their house in order, good teams as well. And Manchester United are not going to have it all their own way unfortunately.It was great watching the club win titles and being part of that all the time, but the reality of it is that it was never going to go on forever, this period was always going to come, but theyre going to have to fight through the difficult times, and do it in the right way if you like, and that means stability with the management team.Let Jose do his jobI think were judging Jose Mourinho on a moment. You hear ridiculous things like: Has he lost his magic? He won the league 18 months ago, hes one of the most successful managers of all time and hes only young in management terms.If Manchester United go and win the next four matches, Mourinho will be a genius again, theyll say, and were very quick these days to shoot managers, coaches, players down, particularly those who have built up enough credit to prove it over a long period of time. Mourinho and Wenger face off again on Saturday Ultimately, let him do his job, let him deliver. Theres nothing to suggest hes not going to deliver here yet, in my mind. Theres evidence to suggest its going to be tough, tougher than he thought.Premier League back to a higher levelI think there have been some brilliant games this season; theyve been competitive and ferocious. I think this season, with the introduction of new managers, there seems to be a higher standard, and I can see the Premier League getting back to a higher level in this first three months of this season.I hope this Manchester United v Arsenal game on Saturday is a real game. A proper game, where there is that real competitive edge, with both teams going for it with great football. I also want to see great organisation, with not a lot being given away. Highlights: Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham The 8-2 games, or the 5-0, 6-0 games, in some ways theyre not that good a game, because what you really want is for it to be a massive struggle between the top teams, and thats what Id hope on SaturdayIts not the end for RooneyAt the moment, the way Rooney fits into the jigsaw is that he plays some games and doesnt play others. Hes arrived at that period in his career where ultimately, thats how its going to be for him.But thats not a criticism, thats just a happening. Thats what happens to all players as they get into their 30s, they dont play every single week Wednesday-Saturday, Wednesday-Saturday. Neville says Rooney is going through what a lot of players have experienced His performances havent been up to his level for the past eight to 12 months. Mourinho has left him out in the past months, hes put other players in, and its for Wayne Rooney to fight his way back into the team.But its not the end of Wayne Rooney, I just believe hes entering into a different phase of his career where hes not going to play every week, and his contributions are going to be different than they were previously.Why are we surprised?Its happened to Gerrard, Terry, Giggs, Scholes, Lampard. Historically, over the years, why are we surprised all of a sudden that another great Premier League player gets into his 30s and this happens.Why are we surprised by it? We shouldnt be. Neville says there seems to be a higher standard in the Premier League this season Its a personal choice that United players have had to decide previously; are they happy with those 25-30 games a season, or do they want to get out and play every week?Thats something Wayne Rooney has to decide over the next six, 12 months or whatever that will be. Its not a choice Manchester United can make, as long as he has a contract. Its his choice.But youve got to remember, hes only been out of the team for four weeks. Hell still be in the mindset of fighting to get back into the team and playing every game.Carrick makes things tickCarrick is almost never going to be star of the show, but I always get the feeling that when Michael is in the team, the team play better. That was the feeling when I was there, and since Ive left. Michael Carrick has performed well in recent weeks He has the habit of bringing the best out of other players. Thats through the control he brings, the composure, the experience, the defensive and positional play that some people dont always spot because its not a sliding tackle or aggressive header.You wont find many people that have a bad word to say about him, hes a fantastic player, and the big thing is he makes the team tick a lot better.Id be surprised if we didnt see him play on Saturday. 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Grabbing rebounds gives me a lot of energy.Nigel Johnson and Mike Williams had 10 points each as the Scarlet Knights moved to 5-0 for the first time since 2000-01.Shane Temara had a career-high 16 points for the Mean Green (1-3), who lost their third straight. Deckie Johnson added 13 points and seven rebounds. North Texas played without second-leading scorer Jeremy Combs, who was resting a sore ankle.Trailing 25-24, Rutgers scored seven straight to start the second half and take the lead for good. Leading 43-40, the Scarlet Knights put it away with an 18-2 run to go up 61-42 with 2:52 remaining.The win was keyed by a hard-nosed defensive effort, which Pikiell preaches.I know you would say this game was a little bit ugly but I think it was beautiful, Pikiell said. We couldnt score and it didnt matter.North Texas coach Tony Benford liked how his team hung tough while playing short-handed.I thought we played hard, he said. We are down five scholarship guys. When we get our whole team back, we will be very competitive.BIG PICTURENorth Texas: The Mean Green allowed a season-low in points by holding Rutgers to 36.5 percent shooting (23 of 63), but only shot 33.3 percent (19 of 57) and were outrebounded 53-38. We wanted tto do everything we could to control tempo and stay in the game, Benford said.dddddddddddd I thought we did that early on, but we couldnt keep them off the glass.Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights have not defeated a team with a winning record yet, but their best start in 16 years earned them one vote in the AP poll. Rutgers has not been ranked since it finished No. 18 in the final poll of 1978-79. We dont talk about that, we talk about the team were playing and what we need to do, Pikiell said. People look at records, I look at tape. Rutgers entered the game among the national leaders in offensive rebounding (fifth, 18.25), rebounding margin (seventh, 18.5), and total rebounds (ninth, 48.5).GOOD AND BADThe 66 points tied a season-low for Rutgers and the 53 were the least it allowed this season.UGLY OFFENSERutgers made its first 3-pointer then missed 13 straight and finished 3 for 20 from behind the arc. North Texas had eight shots blocked, including five by Candido Sa.PLEASED TO MEET YOUThis was the first meeting between the two schools, and it left North Texas 1-10 against Big Ten competition.PIKIELL PERFECTAt 5-0, Pikiell continued to add to the best start for a Scarlet Knights coach beginning his tenure.UP NEXTNorth Texas: The Mean Green hosts Niagara on Friday to kick off a five-game homestand. North Texas plays nine of its first 12 games at home.Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights host Hartford Friday, and will attempt to go 6-0 for the first time since 1975-76, when the schools lone Final Four team won its first 31 games. ' ' '