Manchester United legend Gary Neville was involved in a heated and passionate exchange of blows with Jamie Redknapp following the Red Devils’ humiliating 4-0 defeat by Brentford.
Erik ten Hag’s side delivered four first-half goals to put United bottom in the Premier League in what was an embarrassing new low for the club.
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Neville once again took aim at the Glazers, United’s owning family, and urged them to face music in England.
However, Redknapp believed that Neville just couldn’t turn his back on the players’ miserable performance.
It led to a violent clash between the pair as United are now looking for answers once again.
Read the full transcript for the exchange below!
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Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said players from rival clubs do not want to join Manchester United after watching the first half.
“It’s really desperate at that moment. There’s no leadership, there’s no voice, you can’t blame the individual player or the manager, you have to look up and all the way up,” Neville said.
“This week they’re going to pepper these players, the coach, the sports department, the new CO – they’re all going to pepper. But over there in America there’s a family that literally takes their staff all the beating – and that’s unforgivable.
“Joel Glazer has to get on a plane… over to Manchester and he has to start taking the troubles off the club and telling everyone what the hell this plan is with the football club. What does he do?”
These comments sparked a heated debate between Redknapp and Neville.
Redknapp: I understand that, but you can’t…
Neville…no, you don’t have the players before halftime, Jamie.
JR: You can’t blame the owners when the players are performing like that.
GN: Jamie, you didn’t… Jamie…
JR: When you’re a gamer, you actually think to yourself…
JR: No, let me just ask you a question…
GN: … They didn’t get any players before the break.
JR: If you’re a player… We haven’t won a league at Liverpool for 30 years, right – just look at me when I’m talking to you! – we haven’t won a league in 30 years, right?
GN: Jamie, you don’t have the players before the break…
JR: …so we went through it. I’m not going into the players, but they have to take responsibility. If you are a gamer…
GN: How often…
JR: …you’re like, ‘Oh, I wonder what Joel Glazer is doing tomorrow?’ …
GN: How many times are we going to sit here…
JR: …I wouldn’t care. You have to be better for the team when you play.
GMN: How many times are we going to sit here and say that these players lack leadership and personality?
JR: How many times are you going to say they need to get rid of the owners?
GN: But they proved it…
JR: You’ve spent £1 billion on the team!
GN: They proved they couldn’t handle these players, so they needed a good transfer market. They didn’t have a good transfer market.
JR: It was Ed Woodward’s fault, he’s gone now. Who is to blame now?
GN: Well, if the business fails and doesn’t work, it’s the owners of that business – it’s really simple. It fails miserably.
JRL You keep spending money on the players, Gary. You can’t blame anymore…
GN: Jamie… Jamie…
JR: You can’t always say it’s about… do you think they go and everything is going to be great on that pitch?
GN: You took £24m out of the club about two months ago. We now have a run-down, rotten stadium which, in fairness, is second rate to when it was the best stadium in the world 15, 20 years ago. They have a soccer project they have no idea about, they hired bankers to ensure that the soccer club doesn’t make soccer decisions. They have not appointed a sports director. We can look at the players all you want, but there are so many big things that need to be fixed first, they need to show up and basically face the music. Now is the time. You can’t keep hiding in Tampa and thinking that nothing will come back to you.
JR: “I understand about the owners, but you can’t always say it has nothing to do with the players.”
GN: “Jamie, I heard you criticized Daniel Levy at Tottenham when they failed for a long period of time because they failed for 20, 30 years. That’s fact. So my point is they failed at Man Utd for ten years. The club is rotting.”
JR: “But he (Levy) got it right — you know why. He did what you should have done and got Antonio Conte in, but you wouldn’t touch him. He would have come here and put these players in better shape than they are.”
GN: “He (Levy) built an incredible stadium, got the best training ground in the country, he appointed a fantastic sporting director…”
JR: “He did a lot of things wrong…”
GN: ‘Wait a minute, he’s built an incredible stadium, the best in the world, he’s built a training ground to die for, he’s hired a sporting director who knows what he’s doing and now a manager who’s too his desires to do at that moment. Man Utd is the opposite of that.”