Gary Neville hits out at Glazer ownership, claiming Manchester United are a ‘second-class club’

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville hit out at the Glazer ownership at the club after the Red Devils crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

After bringing in Raphael Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho in the summer, supporters would’ve been hopeful for a successful campaign domestically and in Europe.

“This is the greatest underperformance in Europe this season,” Neville told tv2 after Diogo Simeone’s Atletico Madrid knocked United out of the competition. “They’ve spent a fortune. They spent over £100 million, they bought the greatest goal scorer in the world, they finished second last season in the Premier League, they got to a Europa League final and they’ve just completely disintegrated.”

Despite the steady improvement of results and performances since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was replaced, United are still far away from the top and will now be going five years since their last taste of silverware.

Paul Scholes, another former United legend was critical of the appointment of Ralf Rangnick after the Reds crashed out of Europe.

“How he [Rangnick] was chosen to be manager of this club for six months… I don’t know.” He exclaimed on BT Sport.”

However, the former right-back does not place blame on the interim manager and spoke on the wider issues at the club.

“I don’t blame Ralf Rangnick, by the way.” He began. “There’s big players in this club, there’s big problems in this club. Structurally from the very top from the owners. The owners, to be honest with you, are not good enough, the owners need to sell the club, I’ve said that all season. They’ve let the ground disintegrate, they’ve let the training ground disintegrate.

“We’re now a second-class club in our own country. This used to be the greatest football club in the world, let alone the greatest football club in England.”

Reports have emerged recently which suggest that United are looking at a number of options in order to upgrade the legendary Old Trafford, one of which includes knocking down the current stadium.

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