Quantcast

Gary Neville questions why Manchester United owners haven’t sacked Ed Woodward

Must Read

Cam Newton posts cryptic message as divorce with Panthers looms

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports The Carolina Panthers are...

USC Football to cancel 2021 game against UC Davis

USC was set to face their first FCS opponent in UC Davis to open the 2021 season. That appears...

Former Vikings star says Stefon Diggs has issue with Adam Thielen

Chuck Cook -USA TODAY Sports Reports of unhappiness...
Distinct Athletehttp://Distinctathlete.com
DistinctAthlete.com is an entertaining sports site. The site specializes in viral sports content. Content includes controversial and original opinions, news stories, off-beat stories, humorous videos, entertaining photos, exclusive interviews, and witty banter between the writers and commenters. Distinct Athlete was launched in May of 2012 and has been featured and/or cited on several prominent sports sites.

Gary Neville questions why the Glazers haven’t sacked Ed Woodward for his ‘UNFORGIVABLE’ transfer record after Manchester United’s defeat against Liverpool… as he insists club will remain a ‘mess’ until ‘best in class football operators’ are brought in

Gary Neville has blasted Manchester United‘s owners for sticking with Ed Woodward despite his ‘unforgivable’ record in the transfer market.

The former Red Devils defender launched into an impassioned speech after seeing his old side get beaten 2-0 by league leaders and fierce rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

United’s lacklustre display left Neville, who won 20 trophies during his 19 years at Old Trafford, questioning why executive vice-chairman Woodward hadn’t been sacked.

Gary Neville (left) was left frustrated after watching Manchester United lose away at Liverpool

United's players appear dejected after going down 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday evening

United’s players appear dejected after going down 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday evening

Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Gary Neville podcast, the ex-England right back was left flabbergasted by the lack of quality in United’s squad despite huge spending on players and wages since Sir Alex Ferguson departed in 2013.

Neville took aim at United’s owners, the Glazer family, for persisting with Woodward, who has been heavily criticised by fans for his recruitment failures.

‘I can’t believe the investment that’s been put into the squad in the last five, six, seven years and you end up with that out on the pitch,’ he said.

Joel (left) and Avram Glazer have not been popular owners at Manchester United

Neville claims Ed Woodward's record in the transfer market has been 'unforgivable'

Neville took aim at the Glazers (Joel and Avram, pictured left) for sticking with Ed Woodward (r)

‘I saw a statistic two weeks ago that United have the second-highest wage bill in the world. And that’s the squad they’ve got. It’s unforgivable. It really is. 

‘I can’t change the ownership of Manchester United, no one can. But I’m struggling to understand why the ownership have persisted in trusting that management team to oversee the building of a Premier League title winning team since Sir Alex Ferguson left because if you don’t lose your job for essentially overseeing that investment, that wage bill, and putting that team out on the pitch then I have to say something is really wrong.’

Neville did give Woodward and his team credit for their commercial nous, with United continuing to rake in millions from lucrative commercial deals with the likes of adidas, Chevrolet and Aon.

But the 44-year-old remains adamant that Woodward is not the right man to bring back the glory days on the pitch and that the Glazers must bring in ‘best in class football operators’ if they are to return to the top of the game.  

Neville added: ‘There’s real talent in that executive team, they can create revenue, they can do things with in the football club that can help to be fair, but in terms of what the club needed to do for a number of years now is put the best in class football operators into that club and they’re not doing it. They’re not doing it and it’s a mess. 

‘They need to sort it out and quickly. The thing that should shock the owners more than anything, they should see that last minute goal – they should have that playing on record every single day in their office over in America – Liverpool Football Club’s fans singing we shall not be moved.’

 


LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Syracuse women’s lacrosse beats Colgate, 21-4

Following their victory over Northwestern on Saturday night, the No. 4/4 Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse team had to hurry back home to face another...

The Roll Continues: Duke Upsets NC State In Raleigh

Duke’s turnaround has gotten really good: since losing to Virginia on January 9th, the Blue Devils have gone from 8-8 to 17-10. Latest triumph...

Ed Woodward backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite poor financial figures

Ed Woodward backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and insists Man United are laying foundations for 'long term success' despite fall in revenues and £73m rise...

Clemson Baseball Sweeps Stony Brook to Continue Hot Streak

Clemson broke out the brooms in their home series with Stony Brook over the weekend, going a perfect 3-0 and giving up a grand...

More Articles Like This