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Gary Neville calls on Glazer family to do 'honourable thing' & sell Man Utd

Tom Gott
May 2, 2021, 4:46 PM GMT+1
Gary Neville has urged the Glazer family to sell Man Utd
Gary Neville has urged the Glazer family to sell Man Utd / Visionhaus/Getty Images
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Gary Neville has continued his tirade against the Glazer family, calling on the Manchester United owners to listen to the fans and sell the club.

The Glazers were hardly winning any popularity contests before the Super League plans came to light, but their involvement in trying to destroy both English and European football was the final straw for many supporters.

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United fans swarmed Old Trafford / Getty Images/Getty Images

Ahead of Sunday's meeting with Liverpool, thousands of United fans took over Old Trafford to get their voices heard, with hectic protests seeing the crucial match delayed by several hours.

Neville has been very public in his criticism of the Glazers, and amid all the chaos of the protests, he urged the owners to accept that their time is up.

"The Glazer family have been resilient and stubborn for many, many years," Neville told Sky Sports News. "If you think about the club they picked up in 2004, it had the best stadium in the country, one of the best in Europe. The best training ground in the country, probably in Europe.

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United fans want the Glazers out / Michael Regan/Getty Images

"A team that was getting to Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals regularly, and winning the league every season, or every other season.

"You look at the club now, this stadium, I know it looks great here, but if you go behind the scenes it's rusty and rotting.

"The training ground is probably not even top five in this country, they haven't got to a Champions League semi-final in ten years and we haven't won a league here for eight years. The land around the ground is undeveloped, dormant and derelict, while every other club seems to be developing the facilities and the fan experiences.

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Protests lasted over three hours / OLI SCARFF/Getty Images

"The Glazer family are struggling to meet the financial requirements, and the fans are saying enough is enough.

"My view on it, quite simply, is they're going to make a fortune if they sell this football club. And if they were to put it up for sale now, I think the time would be right and it would be the honourable thing to do."

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