Paul Scholes slams Glazers for ‘using Manchester United as a toy to make money’
Former United player Paul Scholes has released a damning assessment of Manchester United’s operation off the pitch, alleging the Glazer family simply ‘use this club as a toy to make money.’
Resentment towards the club’s American owners has ramped up in recent weeks after their role in the establishment of the doomed European Super League, with supporters protesting against them outside Old Trafford.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has also had his critics and it was announced last week he will depart the club at the end of the year in the wake of the Super League fiasco.
The Red Devils recently had a shake-up behind the scenes, where John Murtough and Darren Fletcher were appointed as football director and technical director respectively.
Scholes, who spent over 20 years at Old Trafford and won 11 Premier League titles, is not impressed with how United is being run and insisted the club’s desolate run of trophies under the Glazers is ‘ridiculous’.
While speaking before Manchester United’s Europa League semi-final first leg with Roma, Scholes said he trusts United current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the man to bring glory back to Old Trafford.
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“I’m not sure there ever will be a connection with these owners.
“As long as there are billionaires owners from another country, I don’t think there will be a connection and we have to stop pining for that.
“The most important thing for the fans is what happens on the pitch.
“Look at the club, the resources they’ve had and they haven’t won a trophy for four years. It’s ridiculous. I don’t think Ed (Woodward) is a football man. we’ve had five or six years of choosing the wrong managers, the wrong type of players for this football club and it is all down to the ownership.
“It comes down to billionaire owners who are greedy and just use this club as a toy to make money.
“Ok they are getting on the right track now I think, I hope and Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) has done a fantastic job getting the club almost back to challenging for silverware – they’re here at a semi-final and need to go one further.
“When the football is alright and the team is winning trophies, who cares who the owners are?
“This club should have the very best of everything. Directors of football – have they got the best of the best? They invented the role of football director. What is that?
“Is he signing new players for us, ordering new footballs? If they want a director of football, get the very best out there. They probably don’t have the best manager out there but he’s on the way.
“This club gave me my life, this will be me until the day I die.”
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