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Gary Neville labels Man Utd ‘graveyard for players’ amid worrying update on key Ten Hag transfer target

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville

Gary Neville took another swipe at the Glazers after a concerning transfer update led to a stern rebuttal from the Man Utd legend.

The Red Devils are yet to land a single new signing so far this summer. While those around them splash the cash, Manchester United have thus far remained dormant despite a series of high profile free agent exits.

The lack of apparent transfer ambition has seemingly irked Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spanish outlet AS claimed the striker is mulling his future amid the lack of transfer action. Portuguese publication Record reported similar yesterday.

However, Manchester United do have irons in the fire over several high profile targets.

The Manchester Evening News claimed a new, improved Frenkie de Jong bid is coming. Elsewhere, Ajax winger Antony remains a top target, while a contract offer has been tabled to Christian Eriksen.

The Dane is a free agent following the expiry of his six-month contract with Brentford. All three of the Bees, Spurs and United were reportedly in for Eriksen, though Sky Sports explained why a Tottenham reunion isn’t likely.

Sky also noted Man Utd and Brentford have lodged contract offers, with United’s more financially lucrative.

In the not too distant past, choosing between joining Man Utd or Brentford would have been a foregone conclusion for most players.

However, the report claimed Eriksen is undecided on who he’ll choose with remaining at Brentford holding several advantages.

United a “graveyard for players” – Gary Neville

Responding to that news, Gary Neville took to Twitter to voice his frustrations at United’s ownership.

United are poised to pay £11m in dividends today with the majority making its way into Glazer pockets. That is not something that sat well with Neville given the club’s recent decline.

“That’s why Dividends have to stop for a period,” Neville tweeted in response to the Eriksen news.

“Every penny has to go back into the club until it becomes attractive again.

“The club has become a graveyard for players. Culturally for owners to take out of a poorly performing business is demoralising!”

What will Eriksen decide?

Man Utd’s contract offer is reportedly higher than Brentford’s. What’s more, United have qualified for Europe in the form of the Europa League and are poised to embark on a new chapter under a progressive manager in Erik ten Hag.

However, Eriksen is reportedly settled in the south east and would prefer not to relocate to Manchester.

What’s more, Eriksen is eyeing up a starring role with Denmark at the Qatar World Cup. To ensure his place is secure, he wishes to feature regularly and he’ll be more assured of starts at Brentford than United.

Clearly, there are other factors at play besides just financial ones. But if Eriksen wishes to truly compete at the top end of the league, his decision must be United.