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Neville ‘bored and tired’ of watching Manchester United

Gary Neville says he is “bored and tired of watching Manchester United” after another dismal display at the weekend.

United lost 1-0 at Newcastle on Saturday night and delivered a performance that has drawn widespread criticism for lacking energy and application.

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Erik ten Hag’s side sit seventh in the Premier League and face a fight to return to the Champions League for next season. And with Jim Ratcliffe yet to formally acquire his 25 per cent stake in the club, it appears United will remain in a state of paralysis for some time.

Neville has seemingly had enough, telling his Sky Sports Podcast: “I have become tired of my own club. I don’t want to do their games [punditry/commentary] anymore, I don’t want to watch their games anymore and that is the saddest indictment that you can have of your football club when you become bored of watching them, when you become tired of watching them.

“It is not just me, a couple of people in the last couple of weeks have said, ‘Enough’s enough’. The daft thing is, on Wednesday night [vs Chelsea] I will build my whole Wednesday night around watching Manchester United.

“That’s life, we go and watch them again, don’t we? But that is how I feel: I feel tired of watching them. That is a sad position to be in.”

Things could get worse before they get better for Neville and United. After facing Chelsea on Wednesday and Bournemouth on Saturday, they face Bayern Munich – a game they have to win to stand any chance of advancing to the knockout stages – before a trip to Anfield to face old foes Liverpool on December 17.

Neville added: “I love that club and I love the excitement of football, but I am already fearing what is going to happen at Anfield in two weeks’, just purely because I think it could be a mess.

“I am already fearing what is going to happen on Wednesday night against Chelsea because it could be a mess.

“It’s really disappointing, and I feel like the noise against the manager is starting to occur.

“There are then those same noises that say, ‘surely we can’t get rid of another manager, we’ve got to get rid of the players because they are the ones who have got rid of the other managers’.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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