While Shearer acknowledges that the Red Devils’ current predicament is not ‘all their fault’, he says that their problems will continue until the Glazers ‘sort themselves out’.
He urged them to make their position on the club’s sale clearer. He said that ‘until that gets sorted out, I think they will suffer and continue to suffer’.
What did Alan Shearer say regarding the Glazer Family?
Speaking on The Rest Is Football Podcast, Shearer said: “I’m not saying it’s all their fault, because it shouldn’t really affect what goes on on the pitch, but at whatever level you’re at, whatever happens at the very top of an organisation always drip feeds itself down on to the shop floor.
“This is what is happening at Manchester United and it will continue to happen until the very top [the Glazer family] sort themselves out.
“Whether that’s selling the club or whatever it is. Is it for sale? Is it not for sale? Until that gets sorted out, I think they will suffer and continue to suffer.”
Are the Glazers to blame for Manchester United’s slow start to the season?
While the Glazers certainly have to shoulder their fair share of the blame for United’s current situation, to lay the responsibility solely at their feet would be unfair.
In the summer, United spent plenty of money (over £178 million in total) – while it cannot compare to the amounts thrown around by Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, it would be churlish to suggest that they have not made the funds available to adequately improve the squad.
Ultimately, they cannot decide who is brought to the club – they can only make the funds available. Nevertheless, one could suggest that they could have done more to bolster United’s recruitment team.
United’s three marquee summer signings, Rasmus Hojlund, Andre Onana and Mason Mount, have yet to deliver on their hype. It is too early to call any of them bad signings, but they will need to prove their worth sooner, rather than later.