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‘Gary has good ideas, good thoughts. And they're heard’ – Joel Glazer

Mon 14 June 2021 | 19:04

Manchester United executive co-chairman Joel Glazer has ensured that Gary Neville’s criticism about the club’s management have not fallen on deaf ears.


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Gary Neville

labeled the Glazer family as “scavengers” and called on them to sell Manchester United and leave the country amid plans to form a breakaway European Super League.


, who spent his 19-year professional career at United, was also critical of United owners’ commitment to the club as well as their handling of the club's facilities, finances, and fan experience.

Speaking during a two-hour meeting with United's Fans' Forum held earlier in June, Glazer claimed the club board have listened to Gary Neville’s criticism about their management.

"I know Gary has been, to say the least, pretty hard on us, and it's okay,"

Glazer said


"Everybody has their views. There's two ways to look at it; you can just shut the person out because they're not saying something nice about you and ignore it. Or you can pause, you can listen.

"People always have good points, good ideas and you have to take them to heart. You can't ignore people. We can't ignore things, we have got to listen. You can't necessarily accomplish everything, it's not always that simple.

"Sometimes things are a little more complex, but Gary's a legend. Gary did so much for this club. Gary has good ideas, good thoughts. And they're heard."

Glazer said they did not have the right approach that they should stay in the background and promised to improve engagement with the club in the future.

"We always took the approach that we should stay in the background,"

he said.

"Let the manager, the players, the people at Old Trafford, be the ones out in front, communicating and talking.

"But in retrospect, that was not the right approach and there's a middle ground.

"Our silence wrongly created the impression that we don't care, that we aren't football fans, that we only care about our commercial interests and money. And I can assure you, nothing could be further from the truth."

source: SportMob