Gary Neville has questioned United’s ability to attract the world’s best players
The former Manchester United captain spoke about how failed pursuits of marquee players has damaged the club’s image.
He heaped praise on the club for bringing in the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay in his column for The Telegraph.
However, the England assistant coach thinks the image of the club has been tarnished after failing to bring in the marquee names.
He was referring to players like Neymar, Gareth Bale and Thomas Muller who were all tracked by the Red Devils but never came to close to moving to Old Trafford.
And Neville has questioned the actions of Ed Woodward and his ability to broker deals during the summer transfer window.
Neville speaks about ‘desperate’ United
“The nonsense around Neymar, Ramos, Bale and Muller has pushed people over the edge into thinking: there is a lack of decorum here,” said Neville.
“United have always been proud of their conduct in the transfer market but that polished feeling has gone.
“The summer descended into what seemed like desperation around Ramos and Muller and Neymar and Bale.
“Whilst my thoughts have always been that the head coach should always have the last say on transfers.
“It would seem to me to be a case where Ed Woodward needs to put a bridge between himself and the coach to bring greater order to transfers.”
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Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne