Neville and Redknapp have bust-up live on-air discussing Man Utd loss

‘Look at me when I’m talking to you’: Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp have a furious bust-up live on-air over who is to blame for Man United’s desperate demise… before joking they will fight on the Joshua-Usyk undercard!

  • TV pundits clashed when discussing Manchester United’s 4-0 loss at Brentford 
  • Neville was left furious with United’s American owners, The Glazer family
  • He says they had not invested enough into the club and oversaw a ‘toxic’ demise
  • Jamie Redknapp though hit back insisting the United players were not blameless
  • Pair later defused their verbal scrap by joking about a boxing match
  • They claimed they could be on the undercard for Anthony Joshua’s next fight 

Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp were involved in an astonishing post-match bust-up live on-air following Manchester United’s sensational hammering at Brentford.

United were beaten 4-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium, with all the goals coming in the first 35 minutes through Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbeumo to ensure they started the Premier League season with back-to-back defeats for the first time in 30 years. 

Discussing the game post-match, the two pundits disagreed over who was mainly to blame for United’s horrific start to life under new manager Erik ten Hag, with the Red Devils having also lost on the opening day 2-1 at home to Brighton last weekend.

Jamie Redknapp (left) and Gary Neville had a furious war of words after Manchester United’s shock performance in their 4-0 defeat by Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium

The two former Premier League stars were joined as part of a live broadcast punditry team by former England international Karen Carney (second left) and presenter Kelly Cates

United legend Neville believes that the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, should shoulder much of the burden for a ‘toxic’ period in the last 10 years that has seen little investment and no clear plan for the club going forward.

Neville told Sky Sports: ‘I think those players to be fair, Eriksen was new, Martinez was new. Its very difficult to be a 5ft 9in centre-back away at Brentford. I can’t believe it was eight or nine months ago that [former boss Ralf] Rangnick said United needed open heart surgery.

‘No one wants to take their money, they can’t spend the money because no one wants to come here. It’s a massive football club it’s the biggest thing in my life. I couldn’t be more proud to support Manchester United. But it is desperate now.

‘There is a family in America that is letting his employees take the blame. They need to get on a plane to Manchester and explain what the plan is. We never will have the Glazers here.’

Supporters protest against the Glazer family during United’s 4-0 defeat on Saturday evening

Neville has criticised the running of Manchester United under Joel (right) and Avram Glazer

Neville then insisted the Sky punditry team of himself, Redknapp and former England star Karen Carney along with presenter Kelly Cates could hypothetically spend the same amount of money the Glazer family have on United just by the money generated by the club.

He continued: ‘The only money that has been spent on players has been generated by the club. The Glazers have borrowed and used the revenue the club generates through its amazing fanbase. 

‘Us four could buy the club tomorrow and spend the same money. I was a footballer at the club I would die for the club. My point is there has been a toxic culture at this club for the last 10 years since Alex Ferguson and David Gill left. It’s a mess. And it cannot continue to go on.

United put in one of their most shocking top flight displays, going 4-0 down in just 35 minutes

‘The embedded failure over a ten-year period has to come back to the owner. I blamed [Ed] Woodward for a long time but the Glazers left him in situ. They haven’t dealt with the football ground which is rusting.

‘They need a billon for the stadium and probably a few hundred million for the training facilities. They were cash rich a few years ago now they’re struggling. Something has to give.’

However, former Liverpool and England midfielder Redknapp insisted that the players on the pitch have been far from blameless in the club’s demise.

Neville then said: ‘No, no no. You’ve had a go at the players before the break Jamie.’ 

As Redknapp started to address his point, he caught Neville looking at the ground before demanding he look at him as he was addressing his point.

The club’s attacking stars Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Bruno Fernandes had minimal influence

Redknapp added: ‘But when you’re a player, and I’ve been in this position as we didn’t win the league for 30 years at Liverpool right – look at me when I’m talking to you – we went through it.

‘I’m not having a go at the players but they have to take responsibility. When you’re a player do you think ‘what are the Glazers doing?’ You couldn’t care less.’

Redknapp also made a similar jibe to his former Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher in response to a point from Neville. 

‘These owners, since Sir Alex Ferguson, have proven in 10 years they cannot manage a forward thinking football club. It’s been overtaken in every single department and it’s painful…’ Neville said.

‘When Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager,’ Redknapp cut in. ‘He was happy to work for them, you were happy to work for them, they weren’t quite so bad.’

‘No,’ Neville hit back. ‘Jamie, I was a footballer for the club and I would die for this football club.’

The pair later managed to defuse the situation, jokingly claiming they could be on the undercard to Anthony Joshua’s upcoming boxing match with Oleksandr Usyk. 

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