Gary Neville has suggested that Jose Mourinho is not to blame for Manchester United’s recent struggles.
With his side down in 10th in the Premier League table, Mourinho has been heavily criticised recently, with reports of a major fall out with star midfielder Paul Pogba not helping the situation.
However, ex-United defender Neville doesn’t believe the club’s problems are stemming from either Mourinho or Pogba, instead pointing the blame towards the club hierarchy.
Neville wrote on Twitter: “This mess started when United sacked David Moyes after eight months and we lost all sense of the values that the club had been built on for 100 years.
“It’s not the manager it’s the lack of football leadership above him. They are bouncing all over the place with no plan!”
Moyes didn’t live up to expectations after taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson, but Neville insists that his sacking brought about a sense of disorganisation at the club. He continued: “That’s another question [whether or not Moyes should have been appointed in the first place] but when they sacked him after 8 months it went into pinball, reactive mode and chasing it!”
United are without a win in three games, including a penalty shootout loss to Derby County in the Carabao Cup third round in midweek, and a 3-1 defeat to West Ham on Saturday.