Gary Neville was not a happy man on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football last night, blasting the way rumours of David Moyes’ impending sacking as Manchester United manager broke throughout the media.
Moyes has officially been relieved of his duties after a disappointing and frustrating season, which has seen United slide from Premier League champions to a potential seventh placed finish.
“I find the way the rumours have broken repulsive,” Neville said live on air, commenting on the fact that everything used to be kept confined inside Old Trafford during the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
He has a fair point because the news broke quickly and spread everywhere yesterday, allowing fans of United’s rivals to bask in the extra misery of the current side as Ferguson’s self appointed successor becomes the latest victim of the sack race.
Neville also said that he’d seen “nothing like it in the last 20 years” in terms of the way the news prompted coverage and speculation over who would takeover at the club before the current boss had even officially been given his marching orders.
Now the decision has been made, certain things have to change at the club this summer.
The way United scrambled to sign Marouane Fellaini at the back end of the last transfer window is still something that some clubs will find embarrassing and it’s clear how potentially damaging rumours can be when they are leaked from inside the club quickly.
Moyes' replacement will have to work hard over the summer to eradicate problems and encourage players to join a club, which may not have any form of European football next season.
However, in Liverpool’s case in this campaign, that may not be a bad thing for United.