Neville slams Glazer for jetting to Dubai amid Man Utd problems

Gary Neville hits out at Avram Glazer for jetting to Dubai to discuss Manchester United launching a CRICKET team in the Middle East just days after their Champions League exit against Atletico Madrid

  • Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has been pictured out in Dubai
  • Glazer was seen discussing cricket with the country’s Sport Council chairman
  • Gary Neville has slammed the United chief for doing so amid their current woes
  • Ralf Rangnick’s side were dumped out of the Champions League on Tuesday
  • Neville also blasted the Glazers for not holding the fan meetings they promised

Gary Neville has taken aim at Avram Glazer after the Manchester United co-owner travelled to Dubai to discuss cricket with the country’s Sport Council chairman.

The Glazers have been deeply unpopular figures at United for a number of years, with ex-players and supporters regularly accusing them of putting their financial interests ahead of the club’s.

The US tycoons’ brief involvement in last year’s European Super League fiasco only intensified calls for them to leave, but following mass protests both inside and outside Old Trafford Joel Glazer pledged to visit Manchester more frequently hold annual meetings with fans.

Man Utd co-owner Avram Glazer has been pictured with Dubai’s Sport Council chairman

Both Joel and brother Avram are yet to conduct one of those meetings, nevertheless, which has come as a source of frustration for Neville.

And after spotting a photo on social media of Avram meeting with Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed, the chairman of the Dubai Sport Council, on a week which saw them crash out of the Champions League, the club legend has hit out at their owners once more.  

Sheikh Mansoor first tweeted a picture of them sat round a table together and wrote: ‘I met with Avram Glazer, Co-Chairman of Manchester United, today and discussed ways to work together to further raise Dubai’s profile as a global sporting hub. We also discussed the UAE T20 Cricket league’s launch in Jan 2023 featuring Manchester United cricket team & other teams’.

Gary Neville has hit out at the United co-owner for discussing cricket amid their current woes

Neville joked that Glazer made a pit stop in Manchester before heading out to Dubai this week

Neville then quoted tweeted the picture and wrote: ‘He must have stopped off on his way to Manchester for those fans meetings they promised post ESL!!

‘United go out of the Champions League and he heads to Dubai to discuss Cricket’.

Neville’s dig at Avram comes a few days after he called on Joel to follow through with his promise to hold meetings with United fans.

Following their Champions League defeat against Atletico Madrid, the former Red Devils defender said on his Sky Sports podcast:  ‘The reality of it is something big is missing, and it comes from the top. 

Glazer’s trip to Dubai comes on a week which saw United crash out of the Champions League

‘We heard Joel Glazer say some time ago he was going to engage with the fans. Flights are open Joel, you can get to Manchester.

‘Let’s see you over here, let’s see you talk to the fans properly. Explain that vision, you’ve got a new CEO in place, but you can’t just leave it to the new CEO. You’ve got to come over.

‘He said off the back of the Super League he was going to change the way he operated the club, and he was going to come over and see the fans. 

‘He’s not done. Not that I know of anyway, unless he’s slipped in without me knowing, and not many people slip into Manchester without me knowing! They sent Tom Brady over, which was nice on Saturday, but it’d be nice if they sent themselves over.’

Neville has also slammed Joel Glazer this week for not meeting with United fans as promised

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