Glazers ‘took the money’ out of Manchester United, says former club manager | UK News

Manchester United owners have “taken the money” from the club rather than investing in Old Trafford, a former manager has told Sky News.

In an extensive interview with Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Greg Dyke also said that all United fans would be “delighted to see the back” of the Glazers who are consider selling the Premier League outfit.

The American billionaire family have not spent enough money on the club, says Mr Dyke, echoing comments by the recently deceased star player Cristiano Ronaldowho had denounced the lack of investment in the Carrington training ground.

Anti-Glazer sign at Old Trafford
Manchester United fans have protested the club’s ownership by the Glazer family

Mr Dyke, a former United manager, told Ridge: “There’s no doubt the money hasn’t been invested. Old Trafford was once a ground ahead of its time, it’s not like that anymore. that.

“The training ground isn’t like that anymore, the world is catching up and you have to spend capital and they haven’t spent it, they’ve taken the money out.”

Read more: How ‘scavengers’ Glazers bought Man Utd – and left Old Trafford in a ‘mess’

Former FA chairman Mr Dyke also said England and Wales should have implemented their plan for captains to wear rainbow armbands during a Cup protest of the world in Qatar.

Seven European football associations abandoned a gesture of solidarity with the LGBT+ community when told their players, including Harry Kane and Gareth Bale, faced an instant yellow card and potentially a match ban if they wore OneLove armbands.


A joint statement from the FAs of England, Wales, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland said: “FIFA has been very clear that they will impose sanctions sports if our captains wear the armbands on the field of play.”

But Mr Dyke told Ridge that if those federations “had all been so convinced about it, they could have said to FIFA (the world governing body of football), we do it and if you don’t like it , we all got out of here”.

If they “had gotten together and said listen, this is what we do, FIFA would have had to back down”, he claimed.

homosexuality in Qatar is illegal and having same-sex relationships is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

“Ridiculous” to organize the World Cup in Qatar

Mr Dyke also said it was a “ridiculous” and “corrupt” decision to hold the tournament in Qatar.

He told Ridge: “We have to accept that most of the people who voted for Qatar, the executive who voted for him, most of them were kicked out of football for corruption.

“It was a bad decision, FIFA’s own security committee strongly advised against it, which is why in the end he had to be moved from summer to winter.”

Mr Dyke suggested that FIFA should “hope that the Qatar World Cup finish to get back to normal”.

The 75-year-old added that he believed England were among the first four countries to win the competition.

Jack Grealish among England players training ahead of their clash against Wales on Tuesday
Jack Grealish was among the England players training ahead of their clash against Wales on Tuesday

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Support manager Gareth Southgate‘s men to have ‘a chance’, he said: “When I was FA chairman I set England the target of winning in Qatar, I don’t think that be impossible although I think the French look pretty dangerous and Brazil look pretty good.

“England had a very good game and a very average second game but it’s ok, everyone has an average game, they didn’t lose.

“I think the manager is very good and they have a chance, I think they are one of the four teams that could win.”

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England will next face Wales

England are currently top of Group B, with four points from two games, and next face Wales in their third World Cup game on Tuesday.

Wales have just one point after drawing with the United States and losing 2-0 to Iran.

Southgate and his England players will know that even a loss to the Welsh would likely see them progress to the Round of 16, due to their significantly better goal difference (England +4 v Wales -2).

Wales are expected to win 4-0 to finish ahead of England.

USA (two points) face Iran (three points) in the other game of the group.

Gregg Berhalter’s side know that a victory against the Iranians will secure them a place in the round of 16.

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