Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has slammed the club’s recruitment staff, especially Ed Woodward. Referring to Man Utd’s recent recruitment as ‘unforgivable’.
Solskjaer has been left bare by the club’s inability to close important deals. Ed Woodward missing out on Erling Haaland, Paulo Dybala and countless more, not to say a deal for Bruno Fernandes which could be on the verge of a breakdown.
The manager insists Man Utd will only target players who are ‘right’ for the club. And has rightly so uncovered young interesting stars to fit the bill, except United have proved too futile to close even a simple deal.
Red Devils defender Gary Neville has grown impatient of waiting, as he took a swipe at vice-chairman Ed Woodward when he spoke about Man Utd’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool on his podcast for Sky Sports.
“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.
“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.
“I can’t change the ownership of Manchester United, no one can.
“But 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 Ferguson left.
“Because 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.
“There’s real talent in that executive team, they can create revenue, they can do things within the football club that can help to be fair.
“But in terms of what the club needed to do for a number of years now is put the best in class football operators into that club and they’re not doing it.
“They’re not doing it and it’s a mess. They need to sort it out and quickly.”
Ed Woodward is running out of time – Fans growing impatient
Woodward has just 12 days to see to it that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the requirements to finish the season on a high. Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, and Scott Mctominay are all out and bar any form of recruitments, the red devils are certain to perish before the season end.
At this rate, Man Utd are a faint heartbeat away from a total crisis, with injury certain to still strike as the second half of the season continues.
The manager has little to no option to pick from, let more plan a future. With Rashford out, the red devils have an attack as bleak as the sickened sun.
In midfield, they are running empty, with practically no room for even a mere criticism, talk more a squad to feature on matchdays.
Fans have been promised a director of football, a story yet forgotten, as Ed Woodward continues to wallow in his very own abject ignorance and no faint knowledge of a simple recruitment strategy.
Should the vice-chairman fail to oversee the success of a potential deal for sporting’s Bruno Fernandes, then it could his last straw. As enraged fans are certain to drag his name to the muds.
There is potential with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but with the club failing the poor manager. There is little to do but manage with the little resources he has present.
The Norwegian’s wheels are running dry and empty and the club hierarchy know this. However, they are contempt knowing there is life away from the pitch, that they’d willingly leave the manager to his fate.