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Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp have a furious bust-up live on-air discussing Manchester United loss

‘Look at me when I’m talking to you’: Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp have a furious bust-up live on-air as they disagree over who is to blame for Manchester United’s desperate demise after awful Brentford defeat

Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp were involved in an astonishing post-match bust-up live on-air following Manchester United’s sensational hammering at Brentford.

United were beaten 4-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium, with all the goals coming in the first 35 minutes through Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbeumo to ensure they started the Premier League season with back-to-back defeats for the first time in 30 years. 

Discussing the game post-match, the two pundits disagreed over who was mainly to blame for United’s horrific start to life under new manager Erik ten Hag, with the Red Devils’ having also lost on the opening day 2-1 at home to Brighton last weekend.

United legend, Neville believes that the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, should shoulder much of the burden for a ‘toxic’ period in the last 10 years that has seen little investment and no clear plan for the club going forward.

Neville told Sky Sports: ‘I think those players to be fair, Eriksen was new, Martinez was knew. Its very difficult to be a 5ft 9in centre-back away at Brentford. I can’t believe it was eight or nine months ago that {former boss Ralf] Rangnick said United needed open heart surgery.

‘No one wants to take their money, they can’t spend the money because no one wants to come here. It’s a massive football club it’s the biggest thing in my life. I couldn’t be more proud to support Manchester United. But it is desperate now.

‘There is a family in America that is letting his employees take the blame. They need to get on a plane to Manchester and explain what the plan is. We never will have the Glazers here.

‘The only money that has been spent on players has been generated by the club. The Glazers have borrowed and used the revenue the club generates through its amazing fanbase.

‘Us four could buy the club tomorrow and spend the same money. I was a footballer at the club I would die for the club. My point is there has been a toxic culture at this club for the last 10 years since Alex Ferguson and David Gill left. It’s a mess. And it cannot continue to go on.

‘The embedded failure over a ten-year period has to come back to the owner. I blamed [Ed] Woodward for a long time but the Glazers left him in situ. They haven’t dealt with the football ground which is rusting.

‘They need a billon for the stadium and probably a few hundred million for the training facilities. They were cash rich a few years ago now they’re struggling. Something has to give.’

However, former Liverpool and England midfielder insisted that the players on the pitch have been far from blameless in the club’s demise.

As Redknapp started to address his point, he caught Neville looking at the ground before demanding he look at him as he was addressing his point.

Redknapp added: ‘But when you’re a player, and I’ve been in this position we didn’t win the league for 30 years at Liverpool right, look at me when I’m talking to you, we went through it.

‘I’m not having a go at the players but they have to take responsibility. When you’re a player do you think “what are the Glazers doing?” You couldn’t care less.’

The pair later managed to diffuse the situation, jokingly claiming they could be on the undercard to Anthony Joshua’s upcoming boxing match with Oleksandr Usyk.