Former Manchester United defender admits There’s a big, big problem with the club
Paul Parker says ‘there’s a big, big problem’ with how the Old Trafford side are being handle by the board behind the scenes.
The ex-Manchester United defender Paul Parker has slammed the way that the club is “discriminated” against from within, saying they are not more like a football club any longer.
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Although United’s financial affairs remain strong, since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013 they have experienced extreme turbulence on the pitch.
The Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the latest manager to feel the heat, with a 2-0 lost to Watford at Hertfordshire, with Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal and David Moyes failing to bring back the Premier Leagu giants glory back to Olt Trafford.
But Parker doesn’t put much of the blame on the Glazer family owners and unpopular executive Ed Woodard for making a mess of a successful club and believe Solskjaer doesn’t deserves the lion’s share of the blame at United.
“At this moment in time, everything that’s going on above the manager’s head is shocking,” Parker, who played under Ferguson for five years in the 1990s, told the Daily Express. “The stories are coming out all the time.
“It’s becoming a hard world for everyone. It’s hard enough being an ex-player for a club, and if you played for that club and you enjoyed your time, you have a feeling for the club.
“You may not support them, but you at least want them to be right, and you don’t want them to be discriminated [against].
“At this moment in time, United are being discriminated [against]. The football side is, by the business side of it.
“It’s Manchester United. It’s not Manchester United FC anymore. It was a football club. Not a business, it was a football club for one side of the people of Manchester. Even that’s been taken away now.”
Van Gaal’s instant firing for Mourinho after winning the FA Cup was mentioned by Parker as an example of a club lacking in morals.
“You look at what they’ve done to LVG; disrespected a great, world-class manager, embarrassed him,” Parker added. “He wins a cup final and then they sack him after it.
“There’s a big, big problem with the club.”
The Red Devils are set to host Newcastle United at Old Trafford on the Boxing day (26th December) for their Premier League clash.