Gary Neville has spoken out in the favor of The Glazers saying their ownership isn’t as bad as people claim.
The Glazer family has come under heavy criticism in recent times. Fans have blamed Joel and Avram Glazer for United’s poor performances in the Premier League. The family is also accused of running Man United as their business interest instead of financially supporting the club for its well being. But Gary Neville has tried to slightly take the blame off of the Glazers.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has come out in the support of the club’s owners. Speaking to The Times, Neville has tried to point out that while the Glazers aren’t the best owners one could have, their alternatives are rather more undesirable.
“I know the Glazer family, met them probably five times in my life. But whatever Gary Neville says they are not going to do anything. Trust me. They’re going to sell when they want to sell.
“And when I was a kid of four, five, I walked into that ground and never once looked over to the directors’ box and cared who was in it. Are they [the Glazers] the worst owners in football? No. Are they the best? No.
“If you said to me, some people don’t believe Sheikh Mansour [at Manchester City] is a good owner of a football club because of the human rights issues in Abu Dhabi. Others would say they have been the most incredible owners. Because they have invested into Manchester, into the stadium, into the team,” Gary Neville explained.
“I can see both sides of the story. But what I can see is the amazing impact they have made over that side of the city.’
“What is the alternative [to the Glazers]? It [the club] is either going to go to a Russian family, Chinese family, Asian family, a Saudi Arabian family. If it gets sold for £3 billion, it is going to be basically people who have £15-20 billion,” Gary Neville demanded.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is preparing a third bid of over £3 billion for Manchester United.
The Glazers would make a profit of over £2 billion 😳 https://t.co/etxnBhwvZ1
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“What are they going to be like? Human rights issues of countries I’ve just mentioned. There is no ideal here.”