Gary Neville slams Man United CEO Ed Woodward for not backing Jose Mourinho and spending £120m on Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire

GARY NEVILLE slammed Ed Woodward for not backing Jose Mourinho by spending £120million on Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire.

Mourinho was determined to strengthen his central defence this summer time and herald both Alderweireld or Maguire.

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Gary Neville believes Ed Woodward ought to have backed Jose Mourinho by shopping for a centre-back[/caption]

And regardless of criticism of the Portuguese coach after shedding 3-2 to Brighton on Sunday, Neville insists the Manchester United CEO deserves loads of the blame.

Talking on Sky Sports activities’ Monday Evening Soccer, Neville stated: “If Ed Woodward was to doubt Jose Mourinho, he wouldn’t have given him a contract extension.

“However believing within the supervisor, displaying the religion, he needed to again him by shopping for centre-backs.

“He needed to get him these centre-backs, he needed to exit and get Harry Maguire or Toby Alderweireld.

“If it prices £120m to get him in then you definately again him.”

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Neville says Woodward ought to have spent £120m on a centre-back like Toby Alderweireld[/caption]

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Leicester’s Harry Maguire was additionally on Mourinho’s radar[/caption]

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Woodward was pictured scowling on the remaining whistle of United’s defeat to Brighton[/caption]

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Neville believed that was a present of “descent” in opposition to Mourinho[/caption]

Neville additionally believes photographs of Woodward within the stands when the ultimate whistle went on the Amex Stadium was revealing.

The pundit described Woodward’s scowl as “one other present of descent” in direction of Mourinho.

He stated: “The CEO of the membership sat in his seat for the sport.

“On the finish of the sport, arise, shake the opposition CEO’s hand and smile.

“It was one other present of descent.”

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