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Jamie Redknapp Tears Into Gary Neville Over Owner Excuses For Man United Failings

Jamie Redknapp Tears Into Gary Neville Over Owner Excuses For Man United Failings
By Gary Connaughton Updated

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United.

Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for the Old Trafford Club, they continue find new and interesting ways to descend into farce.

There have been no shortage of dark days for the club in recent years. Their time as the dominant force in English football is long gone, but they way in which they seemingly get worse with each passing season boggles the mind.

The game against Brentford was a new low. The performance in the first half was among the worst you are likely to see at any level this season. The 4-0 scoreline in no way flattered the hosts, who in truth should have led by more.

Some of the play from Manchester United was nothing short of embarrassing at times.

At least they drew the second half.

Jamie Redknapp & Gary Neville get into it over Manchester United

It is clear that Manchester United are an incredibly poorly run club, but they should be getting more from the players that they have. They have spent more money than any other club in world football over the last five years or so.

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Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Gary Neville was quick to once again call out the Glazer family for their running of the club. However, Jamie Redknapp said that while they were an issue, they were not fully responsible for the struggles on the pitch after spending so heavily in recent times.

Neville: There is no leadership and no voice. You can't blame individual players or that manager. You've got to look to the top, you've got to look to above now.

There's a family over there in America who are just literally letting their employment take the blame for them. That is unforgivable.

Joel Glazer has got to get on a plane tomorrow, get over to Manchester, start to divert the issues away from the club and tell everyone what the hell his plan is with the football club.

Redknapp: You can't blame the owners when the players are performing like that!

The players have to take responsibility. When we were players, you weren't thinking 'what is Joel Glazer doing tomorrow'.

Neville: How many times are we going to sit here and say those players lack personality and leadership?

Redknapp: How many times are you going to give it to the owners?

Neville: These players have proven they can't handle it, so they needed to have a good transfer market. They've not had a good transfer market. When the business is failing and not performing, it's down to the owners of that business. It's failing miserably.

Redknapp: They spend money on the players Gary. You can't keep saying that. Are you saying that if they go, then everything will be great on the pitch?..

Neville: The only money that has been spent on players at United is money that the club has generated or has borrowed. It does not come from the family. Let's get it out of our heads that the Glazer family is putting money into the club...

These owners, since Alex Ferguson, have proven in ten years that they can't manage a forward thinking football club. It has been overtaken in every single department and it's painful to watch.

Redknapp: When Alex Ferguson was the manager he was happy to work for them, you were happy to work for them and they weren't quite so bad.

Neville: I was a football at this football club and I would die for this football club.

Redknapp: Exactly, so why don't these players here do the same thing? What's the difference?

Both men have a point.

It's clear that the Glazer are not running the club well, with more investment needed in areas such as the stadium and training ground, while the staff they employed have also left a lot to be desired.

In saying that, their presence has not hampered the club's ability to spend on transfers and player wages. As a result, the product on the pitch itself should be far better and the owners should not really be an excuse in this regard.

One thing that is for certain is it seems like it will be a long time before Manchester United are dining at football's top table once again.

SEE ALSO: Jamie Redknapp Hammers Ten Hag & Man United Players After Brentford Nightmare


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