In light of Manchester United’s ongoing early-season struggles, the alarm bells are ringing at Old Trafford loud and clear. In the midst of the frustration and disappointment, club legend Gary Neville didn’t blame manager Erik ten Hag for the poor start; rather, he took a stance on a more fundamental problem: a lack of quality in the squad.
Neville made his views on Manchester United’s woes abundantly clear. He stated, “There is no Manchester United fan I know, that has got a brain, that is most angry with Erik ten Hag. What they want really is a change of ownership and they want stability and they want a group of players that are committed. And I don’t think the players aren’t committed. I just wonder how good they are. That is my concern.”
🎙️ Gary Neville: “There is no Manchester United fan I know, that has got a brain, that is most angry with Erik ten Hag. What they want really is a change of ownership and they want stability and they want a group of players that are committed. And I don’t think the players aren’t… pic.twitter.com/iRDFk7xMrn
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United have roped in players like Rasmus Hojlund, Andre Onana, Mason Mount, Sofyan Amrabat, Sergio Reguilon, Jonny Evans, and Altay Bayindir for $230 million in the summer, but Neville believes they haven’t improved the team’s performance.
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Neville added, “I never thought for one second they would challenge Manchester City and Arsenal from the players that they brought in. That would have needed a Harry Kane-type signing or Declan Rice, as an example. They’re not very good at the moment.”
Neville can relate to the dissatisfaction of Manchester United supporters. They yearn for talent capable of reviving the club’s glory days and a team of players dedicated to the cause. The club’s recent failures have prompted calls for a change in ownership and a review of its long-term goals.
Gary Neville blames Glazers for Manchester United’s ongoing mediocrity
Following their disappointing 3-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion, Gary Neville has once more focused his criticism on Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family.
Neville believes the Glazers should sell the club because the team’s on-field performance fell short of expectations.
Manchester United lost to Brighton on Saturday, making it two losses in a row for them in the Premier League. Prior to scoring their first goal in the 73rd minute, the Red Devils were down 3-0.
Gary Neville did not hold back on blaming the Glazers for the current state of Manchester United 😳 pic.twitter.com/QO2M4Giy4z
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Following the match, Gary Neville took to Twitter and said, “Oh, and yes, the Glazers are responsible. It’s how it works. You own a business and everything good and bad sits with you!”
Neville criticized the Glazers’ tenure, which has now lasted for more than ten years. He charged them with being responsible for a period of ineptitude, both in terms of the team’s performance on the pitch and in establishing the club’s culture.
Neville’s message was crystal clear: The Glazers need to sell the club. In order to restore Manchester United’s tone and culture, he emphasized the need for a quick and effective change in ownership.