Manchester United fans on Twitter have been busy discussing the prospect of Gary Neville becoming the club’s sporting director, a topic which appears to have split the fanbase.
The conversation had been started after Eni Aluko tipped the former United right-back as the ‘perfect choice’ for the role.
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It is common knowledge that the Red Devils currently do not have a sporting director to assist Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with all things football, but most notably, transfers.
The 20-time Premier League champions seem to have lacked direction in the transfer market of late, with their botched deal to sign Alexis Sanchez more than concrete proof of that.
For a job of this size, it would be a hugely controversial move to appoint Neville as sporting director given the magnitude of the task ahead.
Neville does have a good knowledge of the club having spent his entire career at Old Trafford though, and has some business experience from his role as co-owner of Salford City.
However, that hasn’t been enough to convince all of the United fanbase on Twitter that he is the man for the job…
1000%. he knows his football, knows his business, and MUFC is in his heart. How many candidates would fit that criteria?
— GKW (@GKW1908) April 4, 2019
No no no no, we don’t want anyone that is only good in touching digital screens
— Nofugazzy ?? (@EweVoodoo) April 5, 2019
Good appointment in my eyes, knows everything about the club and what it needs to get back to what it was when he was there?
— Damon (@DamonBallands) April 4, 2019
jokes! lad just knows how to talk. punditry is his gig. shouldn’t be involved in anything at united
— Football Analyst (@footbalanalyst) April 5, 2019
Yes, of course
— Yoga Ajie (@YogaAjie007) April 5, 2019
What does he know about player recruitment?
— David De Souza (@DavidDeSouza07) April 4, 2019
Don’t disagree with this. Love this man to bits and pieces
— Shahab (@shahabftw) April 5, 2019
So are we going to be run by all ex players ??♂️??♂️….stop job campaigning for these guys
— evanfrancy (@vancy09) April 5, 2019