Are Man United’s priorities all wrong?
Former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has hit out at the Red Devils’ board, claiming that football was not the most important thing at Old Trafford.
It’s been a very poor start to the season for Manchester United.
After starting the season with plenty of optimism following a 4-0 demolition of Chelsea, things have quickly gone downhill.
Manchester United are currently sat 10th in the Premier League table, and have just one win in their last five league games.
In that time, they have also suffered losses to Bournemouth and Newcastle.
During the early weeks of the season, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been criticised.
There was even a banner flown over Turf Moor during Manchester United’s clash with Burnley, suggesting that he is a ‘specialist in failure’.
Now, former player Ander Herrera has seemingly hit out at the United board for not having their priorities straight.
“Football was not the most important thing in Manchester”
Speaking to So Foot, as cited and translated by Sport Witness, Herrera claimed that football was not the most important factor at Manchester United.
Instead, he teased that business is the real priority.
“I was very happy at that incredible club. I am very grateful to the supporters,” Herrera explained.
“Frankly, I was immensely happy in Manchester, but at the club, there were times when I felt that football was not considered the most important thing.”
When asked what was the most important thing at the club, Herrera responded: “I will not say it.”
The interviewer again prodded, asking whether Herrera meant business was the priority.
“That does not come out of my mouth,” Herrera then responded.
“I don’t know, but football was not the most important thing in Manchester. I do not want to compare, all I know is that here, I feel like I’m breathing football on all sides. And I like it.”
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