Gary Neville slams the Glazers for bleeding Man United dry and demands they ‘explain their plan’ after the humiliating 4-0 Brentford defeat… insisting they must stop ‘letting employees take the blame’
- Gary Neville insists the Glazer family must explain their plan for the club
- He also claims that the owners have allowed their employees to take the blame
- The ex-England international believes the club’s position has become desperate
- United suffered their second consecutive loss with a 4-0 defeat at Brentford
The former United full-back, speaking after the game, hit out at the club’s owners and claimed that they have bled the club dry in a passionate monologue on Sky Sports.
Neville said they should travel from their home in the United States to offer an explanation on how they intend to fix the myriad issues at Old Trafford.
Gary Neville again called on the Glazer family to sell Manchester United after the Brentford debacle
Neville spoke with passion as he addressed the numerous problems at Old Trafford
Neville said: ‘There is a family in America that is letting its employees take the blame. They need to get on a plane to Manchester and explain what the plan is. We never will have the Glazers here. The only money that has been spent on players has been generated by the club.
‘The Glazers have borrowed and used the revenue the club generates through its amazing fanbase. Us four could buy the club tomorrow and spend the same money. My point is there has been a toxic culture at this club for the last 10 years since Alex Ferguson and David Gill left. It’s a mess.
‘And it cannot continue to go on. The embedded failure over a ten-year period has to come back to the owner. I blamed Woodward for a long time but the Glazers left him in situ. They haven’t dealt with the football ground which is rusting.
Manchester United fans showed their frustration toward the Glazer family during the game
Supporters in the away end at Brentford held a banner calling for the Glazers to go
Fans hold a ‘Time 2 Go – Glazers Out’ banner while attending United’s loss to Brentford
‘They need a billion for the stadium and probably a few hundred million for the training facilities. They were cash rich a few years ago now they’re struggling. Something has to give.’
Having lost their opening game at home to Brighton 2-1, the search for new players became somewhat more frantic, with United linked with the likes of Marko Arnautovic, Adrien Rabiot and Mauro Icardi.
Both fans alike were quick to criticise the club’s transfer policy, with ex-Arsenal and England forward labelling these targets ‘primark players’ when United should be pursuing players from ‘Harrods’.
De Gea’s mistake set the tone of what was to come as United trailed 4-0 after just 35 minutes
And with failed approaches for players deemed below the squad’s standards, the 47-year-old pundit admitted that the club is in dire need of change.
He said: ‘I think those players to be fair, Eriksen was new, Martinez was new. It is very difficult to be a 5 foot 9 inch centre back away at Brentford.
‘I can’t believe it was 8 or 9 months ago that Rangnick said United needed open heart surgery. No one wants to take their money, they can’t spend the money because no one wants to come here.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the starting line-up but couldn’t get himself into the game
‘It’s a massive football club it’s the biggest thing in my life. I couldn’t be more proud to support Manchester United. But it is desperate now.’
The comments from Neville mark the second time the former player-turned pundit has publicly criticised the Glazers in less than a week.
Speaking after United were beaten 2-1 by Brighton in their first game of the season on Sunday, Neville called for the controversial American owners to sell the club immediately.
Neville last week angrily called on the Glazer owners to sell Manchester United immediately
‘The time has come for the Glazer family to sell the football club. It’s now. They are the easiest team to play against in the league – that’s a massive worry. The openness of them is unbelievable. It will have been a shock to him (Ten Hag) after a promising pre-season.
‘The people above him should have known that was an unacceptable situation to hand Erik ten Hag that squad. Ten Hag will be disappointed… the reality has hit home. The coach needs time so I won’t have a go at him. And it comes a time where I won’t even have a go at the players anymore.
‘If you have a business and the people in that business can’t do the job for you then you remove them from the business. It’s abuse to keep them in the job for longer as they don’t enjoy it either. The reality is those players need replacing or supported more by better players. These things have been known for a long time.’
Defeat at Brenfrord leaves the Red Devils bottom of the Premier League table after two games