Gary Neville brands Brentford loss as ‘annihilation of Manchester United’ and slams Glazer family

Former Manchester United defender slammed the club following a disastrous 4-0 defeat away at Brentford.

Erik ten Hag's men slumped to the bottom of the Premier League table after conceding four goals in the opening 35 minutes. 

Speaking on commentary after the fourth goal, he said: "What a first half of football we're seeing here, the annihilation of Manchester United."

When United boss Ten Hag appeared on screen, Neville added: "He's got nothing to say, he's got nowhere to go.

"What do you do at half-time if you're Erik ten Hag? What can you possibly say to those 11 players who have been out there in the first half? What can you say?

"I think you've just got to send them out again, that would be it. I'm not quite sure what else he can do."

After the match, the former player added: "That Manchester United team don't run hard enough, they don't run fast enough, but they are absolutely drained of all confidence. They're struggling badly and they have been now for 12 months, and they're not being helped.

"Maybe some would say they don't deserve help, they've got to help themselves. I get that, but I've been in struggling teams before, I've been a coach of a struggling team where you see that a team is suffering and it needs something, and that's got to come from above.

"But today was a new low, and it seems that continually, Manchester United can surpass their previous lows - and where and when is the lowest low going to come, because the reality of it is this is really, really bad."

Neville also laid the responsibility firmly at the feet of the club's owners, adding: "You can't blame the individual player or the manager, you've got to look at above, you have to look to the very top now and this week, honestly, they are going to get peppered, those players, the coach, the sporting department, the new CEO, they're all going to get peppered.

"But there's a family over there in America who are just literally letting their employees take all the hits for them, and that is unforgivable.

"They've got to get on a plane, Joel Glazer has got to get on a plane tomorrow, he's got to get over to Manchester and he's got to start to divert the issues away from the club and tell everybody what the hell his plan is with the football club. What is he doing?"

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