Gary Neville

Gary Neville has reacted to Real Madrid’s latest video highlighting progress being made on the Bernabeu redevelopment by calling for the Glazers to sell Manchester United again after previously criticising the current state of Old Trafford.

The Spanish giants released a video on Monday alongside the caption ‘spectacular’ as they gave fans an update on the work being done at the club’s home ground.

The video, which lasts more than six minutes, reveals that significant progress has been made on the club’s museum and the stadium roof, while the new turf on the pitch has been laid, with it due to be used for Real Madrid’s first home game of the season against Real Betis on Saturday.

Neville was clearly impressed, and tweeted his response to the video where he appeared to suggest that the redevelopment work at the Bernabeu was an indication of United falling further behind their European rivals.

‘To Joel and Avram. Stop delaying the inevitable and sell now,’ he posted on Twitter.

Neville has been damning in his analysis of United on the pitch in recent months after their disappointing sixth-place finish last term.

He has also been left angered by matters off the pitch, placing the blame squarely at the feet of the Glazers.

One of his main issues with the current owners is their lack of investment in the club’s stadium.

United still have the biggest ground in terms of capacity in the Premier League, but Neville feels the Glazers have not spent money to keep Old Trafford in prime condition, which has allowed other clubs to move past them over the years.

‘Anfield will be a more modern ground than Manchester United and Old Trafford in 12 months. That is unforgivable,’ Neville said in a recent appearance on Steven Bartlett’s The Diary of a CEO podcast.

‘Manchester City are light years ahead on and off the pitch.

‘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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