Manchester United board has listened to Gary Neville’s ideas according to owner Joel Glazer. Neville has criticized the board since its involvement in the European Super League. He said there is a “general distrust and dislike” of them among the fans. The Glazers were urged to sell the club by Neville. He was highly critical of the Glazers especially in terms of finances and fan experience.
“I know Gary has been, to say the least, pretty hard on us, and it’s okay,” Manchester United owner Joel Glazer said. “Everybody has their views. There are two ways to look at it; you can just shut the person out because they’re not saying something nice about you and ignore it. Or you can pause, you can listen.”
“People always have good points, good ideas and you have to take them to heart. You can’t ignore people. We can’t ignore things, we have got to listen. You can’t necessarily accomplish everything, it’s not always that simple.” he added. “Sometimes things are a little more complex, but Gary’s a legend. Gary did so much for this club. Gary has good ideas, good thoughts. And they’re heard.”
Glazer also explained the lack of communication with the fans and promised to improve in the future.
“We always took the approach that we should stay in the background,” he said. “Let the manager, the players, the people at Old Trafford, be the ones out in front, communicating and talking,” he added. “But in retrospect, that was not the right approach and there’s a middle ground.”