Neville’s brutal response to Man Utd owners Glazer family’s £11m dividends plans

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Gary Neville slammed the Glazer family for planning to take money out of Manchester United, as the owners continue to cause friction with fans.

The Glazers have angered supporters once again after it was revealed the shareholders at United would be paid £11million this week, despite the ongoing debts at the Old Trafford outfit. And with no activity in the transfer market just yet, United fans are at boiling point.

One of those furious fans is former Red Devils right-back and current Sky Sports pundit Neville, who fired a brutal message to the Glazers on Twitter. Neville has made it clear in the past he wants the owners to sell the club, and this latest revelation hasn't helped their case.

Neville tweeted: "The Glazer Family should NOT be taking £11m in dividends this Friday. It isn’t right with the investment needed in the team, stadium and training ground. The clubs cash position is low compared to previous years. An announcement is needed to halt it for the next 3 years minimum."

United's position was revealed on Thursday after the club posted their third quarter of the financial year, and their net debt had grown by £52m. This was an 11 per cent increase to £496m, while the total debt is £591m.

So with debt rising, and the spend not being justified with results on the field, the discovery that £11m of dividends are to be paid out has not gone well. And it is the Glazers that are set to receive most of that, according to Kieran Maguire.

Seemingly most fans have had enough, with Neville being one of them. The former defender previously called on the Glazers to sell the club back in March. "They've proven they can't do it, they've proven they can't build a successful football club here in Manchester without being propped up by the team Sir Alex Ferguson had and himself being there," Neville said on The Overlap.

"To me, at this moment in time, the first thing that should happen is they should sell the club. Because of the Super League, because of their 10 years of failure without Sir Alex Ferguson, and the team and the squad he had, I think they should go."

United are yet to make any signings this summer, and it's not looking good for Erik ten Hag who is so far being given limited resources. And with 11 first team players leaving United, there is a lot of work to be done.

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