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“The players are to blame”, says Neville


Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes the current crop of players must take some of the blame for their poor season, which has ultimately cost David Moyes his job.

The Scot was sacked this morning after holding emergency talks with the club’s hierarchy, and it was announced just after 8am that the former-Everon boss was to leave his role with immediate effect.

United have turned to Ryan Giggs as their interim manager for the rest of the season.

Former-United man and now Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville, believes the players at Old Trafford have not helped out Moyes this season and believes they have performed well under-par for the majority of the season.

He told Sky Sports News: “You don’t sack 24 players. They love the club, the ones I know, and they are desperate to do well but they’ve lost confidence and belief and that has cost David Moyes.”

He added: “I don’t know who will take over, but it will go to a top manager.”

“I genuinely believe that when you give a man a six-year contract that he deserves an opportunity and the time. Sir Alex Ferguson got time in his early years when it was difficult for him.

“We look at football management and think of it as being a world of madness, an absolute world of madness, where the average manager gets sacked every 12 months.

“I’ve always felt that Manchester United should be different and hold itself up as a club that basically stands against what is happening in the game.

“We used to laugh at Italy 20 years ago and say it was ridiculous what’s happening there but now we have almost become accustomed to it.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles


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