Man Utd's lack of investment in Old Trafford 'unforgivable' with City 'miles ahead on and off pitch', rages Gary Neville | The Sun

Man Utd's lack of investment in Old Trafford 'unforgivable' with City 'miles ahead on and off pitch', rages Gary Neville | The Sun

GARY NEVILLE has blasted the "unforgivable" manner in which Manchester United have been allowed to fall behind rivals City and Liverpool "on and off the pitch".

The Red Devils have endured a humiliating start to the season, losing at home to Brighton before thumped 4-0 at Brentford last weekend.


Protests against the Glazer family's ownership have intensified, with more demonstrations planned for their next match against Liverpool on Monday.

Appearing on Steven Bartlett's The Diary of a CEO podcast, Neville blasted the Glazer family for allowing United to "rot" over the last two decades.

He said: "I used to laugh when I went to Anfield and compared it to Old Trafford.

"I'd always think 'they can never catch up, they're too far behind'.

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"They're building that second stand now behind the goal where the away fans sit. The main stand now is towering up.

"Anfield will be a more modern ground than Manchester United and Old Trafford in 12 months. That is unforgivable."

Neville, 47, also acknowledged the astonishing speed at which they have fallen behind their Noisy Neighbours from the Etihad – as well as Tottenham.

He added: "Manchester City are lightyears ahead on and off the pitch.

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"Tottenham have invested £1.3billion in a new stadium that's out of this world. It's a museum, it's the best in the world.

"And if you go to their training ground, it's an amazing, brilliant facility which is far better than Carrington where we moved to in 2000.

"In 20 years, Manchester United have not invested in the stadium, and they've not invested in the training ground that much. It's a club that's really struggling.

"And I've said in the last couple of years that the only thing I think can change it now is the ownership.

"There is an embedded rot at the club."

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British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe is interested in taking over his beloved £5bn-rated Red Devils – after the Glazers finally indicated that they could sell a stake in the club.

Share prices in the club skyrocketed amid Ratcliffe's interest emerging, while Manchester United Supporters' Trust welcomed dialogue with the potential bidder.

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