Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher clash after Manchester United’s defeat to Brighton
Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday has sparked a heated exchange between former players Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher. After the game, Neville took to social media to blame the Glazers for the club’s current situation, while Carragher mocked Neville’s verdict in response.
Manchester United Suffer Third Defeat of the Season
Brighton ran out deserved winners at Old Trafford as goals from Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro sealed the victory for Roberto De Zerbi’s side. The defeat is United’s third in their opening five Premier League games this season, leaving them with just six points from a possible 15 so far.
Gary Neville Blames Glazers for Manchester United’s Woes
After United’s latest setback, Neville once again blamed the Glazers for the club’s current situation. ‘I’ve just got back from Old Trafford and you always have to be optimistic pre-match but the most concerning thing is what we ended up watching wasn’t a surprise,’ Neville wrote on X.
‘This wasn’t a lack of effort or a group of players not interested. This was a team well-beaten by opponents that were well drilled and knew what they were doing. Simple as that.
‘Oh and yes the Glazers are responsible. It’s how it works. You own a business and everything good and bad sits with you! They inherited the best in all areas. They’ve overseen 10 years of mediocrity off the pitch and on the pitch. They set the culture of greed, ill-discipline, indecision and uncertainty that runs right through the club.
‘It would be best if they sold the club with some speed and efficiency and allowed at least the off the pitch items to be corrected properly that re-set the tone and culture. Football is volatile so results on the pitch can be erratic and cyclical but if the off the pitch stuff including the owners direction and leadership are spot on it gives you a better chance to succeed on it.’
Jamie Carragher Mocks Gary Neville’s Verdict
Carragher then took the opportunity to mock Neville’s verdict as he replied to his fellow Sky Sports pundit: ‘All this time I thought Alex Ferguson stopped us winning the Premier League, but it was actually [former United chairman] Martin Edwards.’ Neville then replied, ‘You still on here after your Onana piece?’, which was a reference to Carragher’s column in which the former Liverpool defender suggested that Onana attempted to endear himself to United supporters by berating Harry Maguire during a pre-season friendly.
Carragher then replied to Neville: ‘Even more so after today! Tell him to stop waving his hands at players & use them to save some shots.’
The debate between Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher has highlighted the issues that Manchester United are currently facing. With just six points from their opening five Premier League games, it is clear that something needs to change at Old Trafford if they are to turn their fortunes around. Whether or not that change will come in the form of new owners remains to be seen.