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Gary Neville Lays Into Ed Woodward Over Reaction To Brighton Loss

Gary Neville Lays Into Ed Woodward Over Reaction To Brighton Loss

It was a thoroughly entertaining return to Monday Night Football for Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville tonight, with a debate about how Unai Emery has approached the Arsenal job a highlight. 

Another interesting piece from the show was Gary Neville's summation of the relationship between Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward.

Following on from of United's defeat to Brighton at the weekend, Neville mentioned how Jose Mourinho refereed to himself as a 'head coach' as opposed to manager following the club's transfer failings.

The pundit also pointed to the reaction of chief executive Ed Woodward after the Brighton loss,  and how it was not befitting of a man in his position:

The CEO of the football club sat in his spot for two minutes after the game and I don't want to see him do that.

At the end of the game, stand up, shake the hands of the opposition, tell him well done, smile and be bigger than that.

All I see is a show of frustration and what could be interpreted as another show of dissent. At the moment, there is an angst between Jose and the club.

Neville went on to say that the club needed to back Mourinho in the summer, arguing that you "don't build a house three-quarters, you've got to finish it."

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The former United defender did commend Woodward for succeeding the in the commercial aspects of the club, but also stated that he needed to do better on the pitch, and that perhaps a change of personnel at the top was in order:

Ed Woodward's job is to deliver profits on the pitch and profits off it. Profits on the pitch is trophies, performances and league titles.

They need serious football people to guide the club. They have been bouncing from one strategy to another for the last five or six years. The old traditions of United have gone so they must adapt to a modern structure.

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