Valencia coach Neville: Manchester United fans must accept transition period

Valencia coach Gary Neville says a transition period was inevitable for Manchester United following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

The Scotsman won 49 trophies during his 26-year tenure at Old Trafford and it has come as little surprise to United legend Neville that the club have suffered a slump since his departure three years ago.

“Manchester United has been going 120 years.”

“It is impossible to retain success year after year after year,” the former defender, who played 602 times during a 19-year spell at the club, told GQ magazine.

“When Sir Alex Ferguson was manager, everyone said that when he leaves there will be a period of transition.”

“Now people don’t want to accept it; they aren’t enjoying it. There is a dip, but it is normal.”

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