Gary Neville on Manchester United
On Monday Night Football, Gary Neville reacted to another terrible weekend for Manchester United.
United drew 1-1 at Huddersfield on Sunday as their top four hopes went up in smoke.
It’s now been confirmed that Man United will only play Europa League football next season.
As a result, the Daily Mail have confirmed that Man United’s squad will be hit with a 25% cut in their wages.
Ed Woodward’s Man United failings
During his analysis of what’s going wrong at Old Trafford, Neville turned attention on chief exec Ed Woodward.
Over the past seven seasons, Woodward has been in charge of Man United’s recruitment policy.
For Neville, Woodward has bungled that job and the time has come for him to step aside when it comes to signings.
Neville’s attack on Woodward’s recruitment record including the following:
Ed Woodward’s had 7 years at this. I think he’s had his chance personally. No problem with keeping him at the club. The revenue, the operating profit are pleasing the Glazer family enormously.
But he’s had his chance in running the football side of the club. Right so now you’re talking about the two person structure which has not worked for the three four years. It’s got to the point where they’ve got to bring a different structure in.
It’s a big football club, it’s a monster of a football club, so they’ve got to bring the best in class and step aside.
There is a cultural problem at the football club. The decisions are bad, who is signing the players? Every other football club, in this country who is in charge of signings.
They’ve still got Sir Alex’s chief scout, they’ve got Louis van Gaal’s scout there, they’ve still got David Moyes’ chief football operator there. They’ve got four or five people there I think there’s another guy who has been appointed.