Gary Neville believes Manchester United need a “reset” and has offered the Glazer family two options, including a detailed plan to get the club back on track
Gary Neville has laid out his five point plan that he thinks Manchester United Owners, the Glazers, should follow to get the club back on track.
United are again in a period of transition, with a new long-term manager yet to be appointed while Ralf Rangnick remains in charge as interim boss. Results on the pitch have been underwhelming, to say the least, and their four biggest hopes hang by a thread.
The Glazer family’s ownership of the club has met with strong opposition from United fans for years, with Neville urging them to sell the club. However, he also offered a very detailed plan to ‘reset’ the club and get them back on track.
“In relation to the Glazer family, post the Super League, they said they would communicate with the club, they said they would change things. They haven’t changed anything at this football club,” Neville told Sky Sports. The Overlapping Live Fan Debate.
“In my opinion there is a problem at the top, there is a massive problem. I think they’ve had 10 years to prove they can be good footballers at Manchester United, beyond Alex Ferguson and David Gill. They’ve proved they can’t do it, they’ve proved they can’t build a successful football club here in Manchester without the support of Sir Alex Ferguson’s team and his presence.
“For me, the club should be sold first at this point. Because of the Super League, because of their 10-year failure without Sir Alex Ferguson and the team and squad he had, I think they should go.
“But if they really want to stay because you can never force the Glazer family to sell, then they have to do four or five things.
“They have to stop taking dividends from the club if they want to reset the culture because when the owners are pulling money out of the club, at the expense of the fans, at the expense of the project, at the expense of a successful team, it’s bad news from at the top.
“Secondly, they have to pay that debt back and they can do that by selling £500m worth of shares to the fans, not taking them out of the club and paying that debt back. You can then rebuild that stadium for £1billion and it will probably have to be demolished to be fair. It doesn’t need renovation, it needs a new stadium.
“That money can be funded from a 20-year deal by bringing in a sponsor at £60m-70m a year, call it ‘Something’ Old Trafford, but we have a brand new stadium and it sets the culture of Manchester United once again back to having the best stadium in the world. This has to happen.
“They then have to build a new training ground. Me and Roy were part of the squad when we moved 22 years ago. We now have a training ground behind us Tottenham and the other training grounds.
“You have to put £100m-150m a year into a proper sports project along with those four things and then you can say the Glazer family has rolled back the culture from above. They have to do something that redefines the culture and principles of the football club. They haven’t done that for 10 years, they have to do it now because the fans are at their limit again.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/gary-neville-lays-out-five-26599061 Gary Neville lays out five-point plan for Man Utd for Glazers to follow or sell the club