Defeat at the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium saw Manchester United fall to a humiliating 4-1 loss.
An angry Gary Neville lashed out at Manchester United’s recent death chief executive Ed Woodward following Sunday’s humiliating 4-1 derby day loss.
Manchester City outclassed Manchester United in the second half at the Etihad Stadium, despite a solid first-half performance. The hosts trailed 2-1 at halftime after Kevin De Bruyne scored twice either side of a Jadon Sancho goal. However, a brace from Riyad Mahrez gave the hosts an easy win.
Second-half dominance by City could have been even more impressive, as United was unable to find the ball in the net against them. During the second half, Sky Sports displayed a particularly damning statistic, showing that the hosts had enjoyed 92% possession for the previous 15 minutes of the game.
Neville responded to United’s defeat by posting a screenshot of the statistic along with a pointed jab at the club’s former CEO early on Monday morning. As of February 1, Woodward’s position as club president was vacant, and Richard Arnold was named to fill it.
It’s still a mystery to me!” NEVILLE WROTE On the other hand, City aren’t just a better team on the pitch.
It’s a new day for Manchester United now that Richard Arnold has been named CEO and a new manager has been hired, but yesterday was a fitting memorial to the “Ed Woodward/Glazer” last decade of mismanagement.”
“Ninety-two per cent possession for City??” Neville scolded United’s players during his commentary when the stat was shown. They’ve given up, united. They are playing against a top team, so I understand that it must be difficult, but they are still walking around the pitch. It’s not even close to adequate.
Still can’t get my head around that!
However City aren’t just better on the pitch. A new dawn for United with Richard Arnold as CEO and a new manager incoming but yesterday was a fitting memorial to the “Ed Woodward/Glazer“ last 10 years of mismanagement. pic.twitter.com/r5ALWj40Y0
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 7, 2022
My biggest issue hasn’t been a 3-1 deficit, but rather my inability to respond to that deficit. “They’ve utterly surrendered.”
In addition to the outcome, the manner in which Arnold’s reign as CEO came to an end demonstrated just how difficult a task he will face. As a result of his time in charge at Old Trafford, he and the club’s owners were heavily criticized for their handling of the club’s problems.
A new manager is expected to be named at the end of the season, putting Arnold in an even more critical position as United prepares to enter a new phase. In order to complete a deal before the end of the season, the club is focusing on Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag as the frontrunners.