‘Painful’: Gary Neville rants about Newcastle United and Dan Ashworth following Manchester United’s defeat

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Gary Neville has had his say after Manchester United’s loss to Newcastle United.

Last night Newcastle United beat Manchester United 0-3 at Old Trafford, knocking the current title holders out of the Carabao Cup.

Tensions are high at the Manchester club with many calling for Erik ten Hag to be sacked.

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Newcastle's Matt Ritchie helped heap pressure on Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. The Gosport boy and former Pompey player was an unlikely hero at Old Trafford. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images). (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)Newcastle's Matt Ritchie helped heap pressure on Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. The Gosport boy and former Pompey player was an unlikely hero at Old Trafford. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images). (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Newcastle's Matt Ritchie helped heap pressure on Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. The Gosport boy and former Pompey player was an unlikely hero at Old Trafford. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images). (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

The loss also left Gary Neville with something to say about Newcastle United and its sporting director Dan Ashworth. The former Manchester United player has been vocal in his criticism about the club’s current form, often criticising the ownership and management.

And today, after the dust has settled on the Red Devils’ home performance the pundit has posted a rant to social media reflecting on Newcastle’s history and why there has been such a change in fortunes.

Erik ten Hag saw his Manchester United side suffered another gruelling defeat on Wednesday night.Erik ten Hag saw his Manchester United side suffered another gruelling defeat on Wednesday night.
Erik ten Hag saw his Manchester United side suffered another gruelling defeat on Wednesday night. | Getty Images

“On my way up to the gantry last night I bumped into Dan Ashworth,” wrote Neville. “He transformed the FA’s structure, set Brighton up for this incredible period of success and has now built a strong foundation for the new owners at Newcastle. He’s competent, highly qualified and knows what he’s doing.

“Will work with his coach , recruitment team and other departments coherently and calmly. In the last two matches Manchester United have played two clubs that have installed proper football departments to support the team on the pitch and off it. The complete opposite of United. We haven’t got a sporting director!”

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Manchester United also 0-3 to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday marking a poor run of games for the club.

Neville continued by talking about Newcastle United’s ‘painful’ history, hinting that a change of ownership and management is essential to save his club.

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“I used to travel up to Newcastle and feel sorry for their great fans when the energy and enthusiasm had been sapped from them under Mike Ashley,” added Neville. “It was painful to see.

“Last night we saw the Theatre of Dreams turn into the Theatre of Nothing. Every single United fan bored and flat . On the pitch the players in shock, the performances woeful and a manager struggling in front of our eyes. We’ve seen it before, we know how it ends and we’ve had enough.”

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