Gary Neville has called out the owners of Manchester United, the Glazer family. He has labeled them ‘scavengers’. He says they should be booted out of the club for their role in the European Super League. United was one of the founding members of the European Super League. While announcing their involvement, the Glazer family announced that Manchester United was entering a new chapter in European football.
Gary Neville was still playing for Manchester United at the time of the Glazer family takeover. The takeover was contentious at the time as well. He explained why he feels that a change of ownership is needed after the European Super League debacle.
“I feel slightly complicit, I’ve stayed pretty quiet in terms of the Glazers over the years. 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.” Neville said. “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,” he added.
Neville was highly critical about all the other Big Six owners as well. He said that it would be wrong for him to tell the players of Manchester United or Liverpool or any of the other clubs to go on strike. He was all praise for the roles of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola for speaking up and criticizing their owners.