Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has urged the club to fire current executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over the club’s current shambolic state.
The Red Devils are struggling in the league this season and Sunday defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool piled more pressure on coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with supporters calling for his sacking by the club hierarchy.
Neville, however, believes the tactician is not to blame. According to the Old Trafford great Woodward is to blame for the team woes for investing a lot of money in a team that is now in a chaotic state.
“I can’t change the ownership of United, no one can. I’m struggling to understand why the owners have persisted in trusting that management team to oversee the building of a Premier League title-winning team since Sir Alex left,” he said.
“I saw a statistic two weeks ago that United have the second-highest wage bill in the world. And that’s the squad they’ve got. It’s unforgivable. It really is,” he added.
Neville further slammed Woodward for spending money badly stating that the club has made a massive investment in the squad yet on-pitch results have been poor.
“I can’t believe the investment that’s been put into the squad in the last five, six, seven years and you end up with that out on the pitch. If you don’t lose your job for essentially overseeing that investment, that wage bill, and putting that team out on the pitch then I have to say something is really wrong,” he added.