‘The stadium is rotting, the training ground is not in the top five in this country and we haven’t won the league in eight years’: Gary Neville begs Glazers to sell Manchester United as the ‘honorable thing to do’
- Gary Neville says the Glazer family is struggling to support the club financially
- Neville hit the state of Old Trafford and the club’s training facilities
- Neville also criticized the club’s failure to develop the area around the stadium
- Manchester United have now been without a Premier League title for eight years
Gary Neville has called on the Glazer family to sell Manchester United, saying it would be ‘an honorable thing to do’.
The Glazers have recently been targeted by United supporters over the club’s failed bid to join the now-defunct European Super League; and Neville believes the Red Devils are stagnating under their ownership.
Neville, who has spent his entire playing career at United, believes the club is no longer showing signs of progress and a change of ownership is needed to allow United to win another major honor.
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has called on the Glazer family to sell Manchester United
Joel Glazer (left) and Avram Glazer (right) have never been accepted by United supporters
“The Glazer family has been resilient and stubborn for many, many years,” Neville said during Sky SportsSuper Sunday coverage.
‘When you think of the club they picked up in 2004, it had the best stadium in the country, one of the best in Europe. The best training ground in the country, probably in Europe.
“A team that regularly went to quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals of the Champions League and won the league every season or every other season.
“You’re looking at the club now, this stadium, I know it looks great here, but when you go behind the scenes it’s rusty and rotting.”
Neville also believes that the Glazers simply do not have the necessary money to move the club forward on and off the field.
Neville also noticed the lack of investment in Old Trafford and the club’s training facilities
He added: ‘The training ground is probably not even the top five in this country, they haven’t reached the Champions League semi-finals in ten years and we haven’t won a league here in eight years.
The land around the ground is undeveloped, dormant and dilapidated, while every other club seems to be developing the facilities and the fan experiences.
The Glazer family is struggling to meet the financial demands, and fans say enough is enough.
“My opinion is simply that they are going to make a fortune selling this football club, and if they put it up for sale now, I think the time would be right and it would be an honor to do.”