Gary Neville criticises Manchester United after Newcastle United thrashed them at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup Tie on Wednesday.
Neville shared his thoughts as he didn’t shy away from openly criticising his former club and manager Eric Ten Hag. He said :-
“On my way up to the gantry last night I bumped into Dan Ashworth [Newcastle’s sporting director] He transformed the FA’s structure, set Brighton up for this incredible period of success and has now built a strong foundation for the new owners at Newcastle.
“He’s competent, highly qualified and knows what he’s doing. Will work with his coach , recruitment team and other departments coherently and calmly. In the last two matches Manchester United have played two clubs that have installed proper football departments to support the team on the pitch and off it.
“The complete opposite of United. We haven’t got a sporting director! I used to travel up to Newcastle and feel sorry for their great fans when the energy and enthusiasm had been sapped from them under Mike Ashley. It was painful to see.
“Last night we saw the Theatre of Dreams turn into the Theatre of Nothing.
“Every single United fan bored and flat . On the pitch the players in shock, the performances woeful and a manager struggling in front of our eyes. We’ve seen it before, we know how it ends and we’ve had enough.”
Ten Hag still believes in his team after defeat against Newcastle
Eric Ten Hag still believes in his team’s potential after defeat against Newcastle United. The Dutchman said:-
“So I am a fighter and I know it is not always going to go up and we have a lot of setbacks this season.
“It is below the standards everyone expect from Manchester United – it is not good enough by far. At this moment we are in a bad place. I take responsibility for it and I see it as a challenge.
“I am a fighter and I am in that fight and I have to make sure that I share the responsibility with my players and that we stick together and fight together, and get better results.”
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