Manchester United sacked manager David Moyes after less than a year and full season as manager. The news began to leak out on Monday before the club officially announced it on Tuesday and the announcement has drawn some criticism of the club and primarily the Glazer family who own the club.
“Obviously it is wrong to brief journalists the day before and not speak to the manager himself,” Manchester United fans’ spokesman Sean Bones said, via Sky Sports.
“Manchester United has a lot of style and class and we don’t do things that way and to me this is typical behaviour of the Glazer family. We do things with style, class and dignity.
“I’m not saying he should have stayed in the job. It was a risky decision when they appointed him as he was not proven at the highest level.
“But that decision was ultimately down to the Glazer family. They may have spoken to Sir Alex and other people within the club but if it was the wrong decision it was the Glazer family’s decision.”
He compared Manchester United’s woes to that of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which the Glazer family also own.
“But what you can say is that there is a direct parallel at what is happening with Manchester United and what is happening at Tampa Bay Buccs.
“They have finished bottom four of the last six seasons and that club is now on its knees and it’s because of decisions by the Glazer family.
“Now they have buried this club in debt. Look at Manchester City, their owners are pumping money into that team, the Glazers haven’t invested in United at the correct times.
“When they took over we were a PLC and we invested in all the best players – players like Rooney, Ronaldo, Ferdinand – and the Glazers gained the benefit of that huge investment. Since then they have starved the club of investment and haven’t gone for the best players available.
“Before they took over we were the No 1 club in the world, now we are fourth and that has to change. We now need a manager who is proven at the very highest level, otherwise it is a gamble.”
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