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Man United legend Gary Neville ‘tired’ of watching club as poor form persists

 

 

MANCHESTER United great Gary Neville has laid into the club and said that he is losing interest in their affairs.

The once-feared Red Devils are a shadow of themselves this season, losing six of their first 14 Premier League fixtures and getting stuck in the bottom spot in a UEFA Champions League group that includes FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

Former England and Manchester United defender Neville has now become frustrated with watching Erik ten Hag’s side play and expressed his feelings following the abject 1-0 defeat away to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Neville said: “It’s well below par, it’s really disappointing, and I feel like the noise against the manager is starting to occur.

“There are then those same noises that say, ‘Surely we can’t get rid of another manager, we’ve got to get rid of the players because they are the ones who have got rid of the other managers’.”

Manchester United were absolutely dominated by Newcastle United on Saturday night and should have faced a heavier defeat, and Neville appears to have had enough.

“We then turn to the owners, and I’m bored. I have become tired of my own club. I don’t want to do their games [punditry/commentary] anymore, I don’t want to watch their games anymore and that is the saddest indictment that you can have of your football club when you become bored of watching them, when you become tired of watching them,” added former right-back Neville, who won eight Premier League and two Champions League titles with Manchester United.

“It is not just me, a couple of people in the last couple of weeks have said, ‘Enough’s enough’. The daft thing is, on Wednesday night [vs Chelsea] I will build my whole Wednesday night around watching Manchester United.

“That’s life, we go and watch them again, don’t we? But that is how I feel: I feel tired of watching them. That is a sad position to be in.”

United have some big games coming up in the next few weeks, including ties against Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

Neville is fearful of the worst as to the likely results of those fixtures.

He said: “I love that club and I love the excitement of football, but I am already fearing what is going to happen at Anfield in two weeks, just purely because I think it could be a mess.

“I am already fearing what is going to happen on Wednesday night against Chelsea because it could be a mess.”

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