Manchester United board not Jose Mourinho responsible for mess, feels Gary Neville

November 17, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgFormer Manchester United captain Gary Neville slammed the board for the way they have run the club in the past few years and defended Jose Mourinho after United’s horrendous start to the season.Gary on Sunday accused those above Mourinho in the board room of having no long-term plan to restore former glories after United went down to West Ham 1-3 at the London Stadium to register their worst start to a season since 1989-90 and now sit 10th in the table.United have won only three of their opening seven Premier League games so far and Neville feels that the lack of leadership above Mourinho is hurting the club.”This mess started when United sacked David Moyes after 8 months and we lost all sense of the values that the club had been built on for 100 years. It went into pinball, reactive mode and chasing it. No plan.””It’s not the manager it’s the lack of football leadership above him. They are bouncing all over the place with no plan,” Neville tweeted.United are already nine points behind crosstown rivals and league champions Manchester City, who went top this weekend when Chelsea and Liverpool drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.However, Nevill believes that unlike Moyes, United should avoid panicking and back Mourinho.By winning the Europa League and the League Cup in his first season, then finishing second in the Premier League last time, Mourinho improved on the unsuccessful managerial regimes of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal that followed Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.advertisementSupporters have not appreciated the more pragmatic style of football, however, and tensions have been apparent with players such as the record 89 million pounds signing Paul Pogba.Neville’s former team mates Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes also expressed dismay at the current situation after the West Ham game.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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