Gary Neville has dismissed reports that the Glazer family will not be selling Manchester United and believes they are playing a ‘game’ with the Old Trafford club.
Erik ten Hag felt that his side were unfortunate to be on the receiving end of some questionable refereeing decisions and believes that Alejandro Garnacho’s offside goal – that would’ve put United 2-1 up – was another incorrect decision.
The loss, however, comes shortly after a report from the Daily Mail that has stated the American ownership at Old Trafford have taken the club off the market until at least 2025.
It was added that the Glazers could be looking to sell the club for around £10 billion, around double what both Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim have put on the table in their respective bids.
However, multiple reports have come out to suggest that those involved in the process are unaware of these rumoured developments and Gary Neville believes that it is just another lie as the Glazers look to profit more from the club they purchased in a leveraged takeover in 2005.
“They are. Yeah they are,” responded Neville on Sky Sports when the report that the Glazers were not going to sell was brought to his attention. “It’s just a game for them. They think it’s a toy. Of course they’re going to sell, they’re desperate for money.
“They can’t even compete on FFP anymore. Manchester United are talking like they’re a midtable club in the transfer market.”
United have signed four players on loan in the last two transfer windows and also brought 35-year-old Jonny Evans on a free transfer. Whilst they have also spent around £400 million since Ten Hag took over, Neville believes it should be normal for a club the size of United to be dominant in the transfer market.
“Manchester United turn over £500 million, we’re talking about one of the highest revenue generating clubs in the world,” he added.
“My point is that Chelsea, Arsenal and all these other clubs can sign big players and Manchester United are scrambling around on FFP. I know they’ve had issues with losses during Covid and that can be thrown around as an excuse.
“At the end of the day, the game today was a fantastic game of football but it still won’t change the fact that they’ve got owners of one of the biggest clubs in this country and in the world that are messing around with the football club.
“I’m not going to stop talking about it, it’s a massive problem.”
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