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Man Utd chief Joel Glazer says Gary Neville blast was ‘heard’ as fans claim club has become a ‘laughing stock’

MANCHESTER UNITED chief Joel Glazer admits he ‘heard’ Gary Neville’s blast about the running of the club.

And the Red Devils co-chairman was also told by supporters. that the club has become a ‘laughing stock’ at a fans’ forum meeting.

Joel Glazer says he has taken on board Gary Neville’s criticism
Glazer was told by fans that United has become a ‘laughing stock’ in football

Glazer was heavily criticised by Man United legend Neville for his role in the failed European Super League.

And he and his brothers were targeted by angry protestors who stormed Old Trafford last month, forcing United’s clash with Liverpool to be postponed.

Glazer made a rare appearance at this month’s fans’ forum to address concerns from the Red Devils faithful.

And he admitted he had taken on board Neville’s words of fury.

Glazer said: “I know Gary has been, to say the least, pretty hard on us, and it’s okay.

“Everybody has their views. There’s two ways to look at it; you can just shut the person out because they’re not saying something nice about you and ignore it. Or you can pause, you can listen.

“People always have good points, good ideas and you have to take them to heart. You can’t ignore people.

“We can’t ignore things, we have got to listen. You can’t necessarily accomplish everything, it’s not always that simple.

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“Sometimes things are a little more complex, but Gary’s a legend. Gary did so much for this club. Gary has good ideas, good thoughts, and they’re heard.”

Fans also told Glazer that United has become a ‘laughing stock’, having gone without silverware during two-and-a-half years under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while last winning the title in 2013.

Chas Banks, secretary of the Man Utd Disabled Supporters’ Association, told Glazer: “We used to be the club that others measured themselves by, on and off the field.

“And the problem is now, people are laughing at us, Joel. We’ve become a laughing stock.

“There are memes on the internet all the time, and there’s nothing worse. People say bad things about you, but there’s nothing worse than being laughed at.”

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