Gary Neville: Man United don’t need a big name to attract star players

Gary Neville dismisses the suggestion that Manchester United are in need of a big-name manager to attract star players to the club

SACKED: Man United manager David Moyes Photo: Back Page Images

Gary Neville has dismissed the suggestion that Manchester United are in need of a big-name manager to attract star players to the club this summer.

David Moyes was sacked on Tuesday just 11 months after being appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at the club, with United languishing in seventh place in the Premier League table.

Manchester United is big enough in its own right to be able to attract players

Gary Neville

Louis van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp are among the names to have been touted as possible candidates to take over at Old Trafford next season.

But former United defender Neville has rubbished the idea that the club need a “big manager” to be able to sign the star players this summer.

“The suggestion that they need a big manager to attract players to the club, I find that a bit sad to be fair,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“The idea that Manchester United Football Club need to have a sort-of figurehead to be able to attract players is a nonsense as far as I’m concerned.

“Manchester United, as a football club, is big enough in its own right to be able to attract players – and they should be.”

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