Former Man United star claims board are to blame for problems at club

Gary Neville

Gary Neville

Gary Neville launched a scathing attack on the club after reports suggested Jose Mourinho will be sacked after we play Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Mirror carried the story regarding the sacking of our manager and Neville was upset that such a report had broken out.

The former Manchester United star shared his views on Sky Sports and laid the blame on the board.

“If this is true and it has broken the day before it’s going to happen and he’s going to be sacked at the weekend, it’s an absolute disgrace.”

Jose Mourinho

Neville claimed that any manager will struggle to get the best at United, considering the way it is being run. However, the Englishman believed that the manager shouldn’t be replaced.

“But I have to say something has to change and it isn’t the manager. It’s above that.”

The Sky Sports pundit added that the board had “undermined” Mourinho’s position before the start of the season by revealing why they couldn’t sign the centre-backs the manager wanted.

The Englishman believed that some on the board were playing “Football Manager” at United and added that poor decision-making has been a part of the club for five years.

“At this moment in time there is something rotten to the core in the decisions that have been made in the last four or five years and it has to be coming from the top.”

Neville backed Mourinho for the role and stated that he would be at Old Trafford for the Newcastle clash.

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United have lost three out of their first seven games in the Premier League this season. Our performances haven’t been great and it will be interesting to see what happens against the Magpies.