Manchester United legend Gary Neville branded the club as a “graveyard for football players” as the Red Devils’ in-house TV channel cancelled a scheduled post-match analysis show of the Brentford defeat.
The microscope of the footballing world is firmly fixated on every facet of United in the wake of the humiliating 4-0 defeat to Brentford, as the result leaves the club languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table for the first time in 30 years.
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Fingers have been pointed at just about everyone at Old Trafford, but none more so than the Glazer family who own the club and are seldom seen in Manchester.
But speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Neville took aim at United’s recruitment in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era amid the several players who have regressed in quality and value since arriving.
“We’ve blamed the players a lot over the past 10 years but I was excited by many of these signings over the past 10 years,” Neville said.
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“But it’s become a graveyard for football players this club, where players are considering whether even to come to this club. They can’t get them in.
“Where I got to the point on Saturday was you’ve got to move away from the players.
“When a school is underperforming and getting poor results regularly over a period of time, they get put in special measures by the government and the kids don’t get blamed.
“And that’s where Manchester United are. They’re in special measures and you can’t blame the kids anymore.”
As United continues to get hammered from every angle, the club battened down the hatches and went to the extraordinary measure of cancelling a weekly post-match analysis program after the Brentford loss.
Titled ‘The Debate’, it features two former players as well as two media figures who go over what went right and wrong in the Red Devils’ fixture.
However, United confirmed the program would not go live this week due to a supposed staff shortage as several media members were in France covering the women’s team’s pre-season preparations.
The Red Devils face bitter rivals Liverpool in their next Premier League fixture.