Gary Neville spoke for most Manchester United fans with his message to Ed Woodward following news that the chief executive was to leave the club. W
Gary Neville spoke for most Manchester United fans with his message to Ed Woodward following news that the chief executive was to leave the club. Woodward has resigned due to the fall out of the European Super League.
Neville has been critical of Woodward since stepping into punditry and he has taken a parting shot at the United chief.
The former defender tweeted the waving hand emoji to indicate that he was happy to see the back of the 49-year-old.
Neville also ripped into United’s owners, the Glazers, earlier this week on Monday Night Football.
“I feel slightly complicit, I’ve stayed pretty quiet in terms of the Glazers over the years,” he said.
“I’ve done that because I’ve thought when the club was taken over as a Plc you knew it could be bought. It was out of the control of players, fans and everybody.
“I believe in a free market, and I’ve always thought ‘what’s the answer to the Glazers? Who takes them out? Russia, China, state money for the £2-3 billion it would need?’
“I’ve stayed quiet on the basis that it’s still Manchester United, you can still watch the lads play, I can be happy and sad, I can still watch football in this country, they take dividends out, I can live with that slightly, but what I can’t live with is attacking every single football fan in this country.
“They have stepped over the mark. They are scavengers and need booting out of this football club and booting out of this country. We have got to come together. It might be too late, there’ll be people at Manchester United, fans 15 years ago who will say it’s too late. It’s never too late, we have got to stop this. It is absolutely critical we do.
“We know Manchester United have got more money. Arsenal have more money, Liverpool have more money. We can live with that, there’s always going to be top clubs who have more money. But they can be beaten by Sheffield United or draw with Fulham. And they’re trying to take that away to create franchise football. Never. It can never happen.
“These six owners, I hope they’re panting hard and uncomfortable and their stomachs are churning. And the players who play for these clubs, I can’t sit here and say to the players of Manchester United and Liverpool to go on strike, because it wouldn’t be right.
“But lads, if you’ve got it in you, you can stop this. You can mobilise. Jurgen Klopp can stop it, he’s a man of integrity. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can stop it, he’s a man of integrity. They can all contribute to stopping it. And we must come together now, because this has been backed by six wealthy families, on the integrity of our national sport, and it must be stopped.”
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