Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp have a furious bust-up live on-air discussing Manchester United loss
‘Look at me when I talk to you’: Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp have a furious live-air feud as they disagree over who is to blame for Manchester United’s desperate demise after Brentford’s horrific defeat
Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp were involved in an astonishing post-match outburst on live air following Manchester United’s sensational hammering at Brentford.
United were beaten 4-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium, with all goals in the first 35 minutes coming via Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbeumo to ensure they started the Premier League season with consecutive defeats for the first time in 30 years.
When discussing the game after the game, the two pundits disagreed over who was primarily to blame for United’s horrific start under new manager Erik ten Hag, with the Red Devils also 2-1 at home to Brighton on opening day. had lost weekend.
United legend Neville believes the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, must bear much of the burden for a “toxic” period over the past 10 years in which little investment has been made and there is no clear plan for the future of the club.
Neville told Sky Sports: “I think those players are fair, Eriksen was new, Martinez was known. It is very hard to be a 1.80m central defender away from Brentford. I can’t believe it was eight or nine months ago[voormalig baas Ralf]Rangnick said United needed open heart surgery.
“Nobody wants to take their money, they can’t spend the money because nobody wants to come here. It’s a huge football club, it’s the most important thing in my life. I couldn’t be prouder to support Manchester United. But now it’s desperate.
“There’s a family in America that blames its employees. They have to get on a plane to Manchester and explain what the plan is. We’ll never have the Glazers here.
“The only money spent on players has been generated by the club. The Glazers have borrowed and used the income the club generates through its huge fan base.
The four of us can buy the club tomorrow and spend the same money. I was a footballer at the club, I would die for the club. My point is that there has been a toxic culture in this club for the last 10 years since Alex Ferguson and David Gill left. It’s a mess. And it cannot go on like this.
‘The embedded fault should return to its owner over a period of ten years. I blamed [Ed] Woodward for a long time, but the Glazers left him in situ. They have not addressed the football field, which is rusting.
“They need a billion for the stadium and probably a few hundred million for the training facilities. They were cash rich a few years ago, now they are having a hard time. There must be something.’
However, the former Liverpool and England midfielder insisted the players on the pitch have been far from flawless in the club’s demise.
As Redknapp started to explain his point, he caught Neville looking at the ground before demanding that he look at him while he was making his point.
Redknapp added: “But if you’re a player, and I’ve been in this position, we haven’t won the league at Liverpool for 30 years, well, look at me when I talk to you, we’ve been through it.
“I don’t like the players, but they have to take responsibility. If you’re a player, do you think “what are the Glazers doing?” You don’t care.’
The pair later managed to cover up the situation, jokingly claiming they could be on the undercard for Anthony Joshua’s upcoming boxing match with Oleksandr Usyk.