Manchester United has provided a wealth of information regarding the club’s situation and possible solutions.
According to Gary Neville, Manchester United has turned into a graveyard for footballers. This is supported by United’s dismal 2021–2022, during which they only managed to earn 58 points in the Premier League and once again placed outside the top four.
Following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November 2021, Michael Carrick served as interim manager for three games before Ralf Rangnick was appointed. Since then, Erik ten Hag has been introduced as the team’s new manager.
However, Neville, 47, has said that the club needs to be doing a lot more behind the scenes as there are people at the club who are a constant in the mess that we have witnessed. It is implied in the story by The Sun that United chiefs feel that Ten Hag‘s presence may be a “catalyst for transformation”
Neville recently criticized the Glazers for taking £11 million in dividend payments out of the club, saying that responsible owners would put the money back into the organization, which the Glazers do not. The former United captain claimed that the organization was turning into a cemetery for players.
“That is why dividends must be suspended for a time.” Every penny must be reinvested in the club until it becomes appealing again. The club has become a player graveyard.
“It is culturally demoralizing for owners to take money out of a poorly performing business!”
With the player allegedly debating between choosing United or Brentford for the upcoming season, Christian Eriksen has been blamed for the graveyard remark. According to rumors that the Danish international would choose to remain in London at Brentford, that appears to be how far United has fallen.
Despite being connected to around 100 new players this summer, United has not yet signed any of them. Although Frenkie de Jong is widely expected to join United this summer, the negotiations for these transfers appear to drag on for so long that it feels like the team is shopping in a souk.
United are also reportedly interested in Ajax‘s Antony, a winger, but since the Dutch club has already lost a number of players, Antony’s price has increased even though Ajax doesn’t actually need to sell. If United waits too long, this could end up costing them more money.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson resigned, it appears that the club has lost all sense of reason; there doesn’t seem to be any urgency, planning, or capacity to handle the transfer of more than one player at once. This regime is not different from the one we were led to believe it was.