Gary Neville has urged the Glazer family to sell Manchester United.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville says now is the time for the Glazers to walk away.
Neville spoke passionately about the Glazer family’s lack of investment in club facilities, and believes they simply do not have the financial resources to give the club what it needs.
United supporters protested against the Glazers on Sunday, forcing the Premier League clash with Liverpool to be called off.
Neville said: “The Glazer family have been stubborn and resilient for many many years. I think that they are struggling to meet the financial demands that this club needs and have done for some time.
“If you think about the club that they picked up in 2005, they had the best stadium in the country, best in Europe, best training ground in Europe, a team that was getting to Champions League semi finals, quarter fianls nd finals regulatly and winning the league every season every other season
“If you go behind the scenes you see it is [the stadium] rusty and rotting.
“If you look at the training ground it’s not even the top five in this country. They haven’t got to a Champions League semi final in 10 years and they havent won a league for eight years.
“The land around the ground is under developed, dormant and derelict, while every other club seems to be developing their facilities and fan experiences.
“They would make a fortune if they put the club up for sale now, the time would be right, and it would be the honourable thing to do.”
Glazers must listen
Gary Neville is giving his opinion, while also speaking facts. The Glazer family were never welcome in Manchester, and won’t ever be.
As Neville points out, financially they simply cannot give United the care it needs, because they are unwilling to invest their own money to do so.
If they sell the club now, or substantially minimise their stake to become minority owners, the protests will begin to subside.
What we expect is more non-communication as they try to ride out the storm. Make no mistake, this is a bigger storm than they have ever had to endure so far during their 16 years of ownership.
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