Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes the club needs a strong manager and team management to turn the tables in the next season. The Red Devils will finish the ongoing season without any silverware and they have disappointed with their mundane performances.
Manchester United was knocked out of the UEFA Champions League after they lost to Atletico Madrid by 2-1 on aggregate in the Round of 16. United have failed to come up with consistent performances in the ongoing season and they will also have their work cut to finish among the top four teams.
Gary Neville said while talking to Sky Sports, “There is something about the coaching aspect that needs to be put right, but there’s also an element of culture and belief, and feeling that it’s a proper football club that does things the best, that does things the right way, that’s an elite operator, that thinks about excellence all the time.
“What does excellence mean in a football sense? That means doing everything well, not just the bits that everyone sees on the pitch. You’ve got to do everything well behind the scenes.”
The former full-back reckons the manager needs to create the spirit, which will help the team in coming up with consistent performances.
”That’s what Pep has created at Manchester City, and that’s what Jurgen Klopp and the owners at Liverpool have created, they’ve created that spirit.
Neville added that the connection should be there between the team management and the players to get the desired results.
“I said four years ago, when you see and feel it in the ground, that connection between the bench, the team, the fans and the directors box, you get that right and you’ve got one hell of a powerful football club,” the 47-year-old added.
Manchester United will next face Leicester City on the 2nd of April.