Gary Neville has urged Manchester United owners Joel and Avram Glazer to “sell straight away” in response to Real Madrid releasing footage of the redevelopment work currently being undertaken on the club’s iconic Santiago Bernabeu stadium. The previous Red Devil demanded the American businessmen “stop delaying the inevitable” a matter of weeks after his last rant over the Glazers perceived failure to run the football club.
On Monday, Real Madrid released a six-minute long montage of the renovation work being carried out on the Santiago Bernabeu via the club’s official Twitter account. The European Champions, who unveiled plans to revamp the historic arena back in 2019, offered an insight into the stadium’s reconstruction which can see the venue upgraded to incorporate a retractable roof, a 360-degree video scoreboard and a snazzy outer design which can project illuminated images onto its exterior.
The revamp may also see the stadium’s capability expanded to 85,000 and the world develop into one of the crucial state-of-the-art footballing venues in Europe. Work on the Bernabeu is predicted to be accomplished by the beginning of the 2023-24 season.
Meanwhile, Old Trafford is currently in a completely different state. The Theatre of Dreams was recently spotted receiving a fresh lick of red paint as much-needed maintenance work on the world continues to be neglected.
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Former United defender Neville seized Real Madrid’s tweet as a possibility to once more condemn the club’s owners over their continued failure to follow suit and transform Old Trafford into a contemporary stadium to match most of the other elite arenas around Europe. Quote-tweeting Real Madrid’s post, the Sky Sports pundit wrote: “To Joel and Avram. Stop delaying the inevitable and sell now.”
The tweet was just the most recent message from Neville geared toward the Glazers urging them to walk away from the club while highlighting the state of disrepair Old Trafford currently finds itself in. Following United’s recent 4-0 humiliation to Brentford, Neville blasted: “When a business is failing and it isn’t performing, it’s the owners of that business [who are to blame]. It is actually easy. It’s failing miserably.
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“They took about £24million out of the club two months ago they usually have now got a decrepit, rotting stadium, which is, to be fair, second-rate, when it was once the most effective on the planet 15-20 years ago. You’ve gotten got a football club where they have not got a clue.”
Comparing United’s situation to that of Tottenham’s, Neville added: “The club is rotten. He [Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy] has built an unbelievable stadium that folks want to return and play in; he has got the most effective training ground within the country; he’s appointed a unbelievable sporting director [Fabio Paratici]; he has built an unbelievable stadium that’s the most effective on the planet. Manchester United are the alternative of that.”